Our children are our future. Everyone has heard that saying. But think of it in these terms – our country’s economy, educational system, and culture is contingent upon the health and well-being of our children. Not only that, but our our actions to support them define that future too.
We have only just begun to focus on oral healthcare in a manner appropriate for something that dictates the outcome of our children’s health and happiness.
High-quality dental care affects so much more than your child’s smile. Healthy teeth can promote a confident attitude. Children who suffer from tooth pain and decay are more likely to have lower grades, miss school, and suffer in areas like eating, sleeping, and speaking.
Preventative dental care is important for a child’s success in school and in life.
This isn’t just about ensuring our children have healthy, strong teeth and pretty smiles. It will give them a confidence boost, sure. But the vast majority of dental disease is preventable.
All children deserve access to the complete range of care they need to live healthy, productive lives. Oral health is a strong predictor of overall health. It is important that parents give their children access to quality, preventive dental care.