Facts on Native American children and oral health

Right from the start, American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) children experience more cavities and less dental treatment than other US children. The odds of AI/AN preschoolers having tooth decay is 5 times greater than for US preschoolers generally and these children have 3 times more decayed teeth than their peers.

AI/AN children have less dental care, lower rates of dental insurance and access to few dental professionals from their culture. 


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of American Indian/Alaskan Native children have experienced caries by age 5.
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