Recently, Dr. Dena Robinson and her registered dental assistant, Angie, visited the West Dallas Community School to talk about the importance of brushing teeth twice daily, home care, and the proper diet to keep teeth happy and healthy.

Cavities are the most common chronic disease among children in the United States, and five times more common than asthma. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 40 percent of children are affected by tooth decay in their baby teeth by the age of 11, and over 20 percent are affected in their permanent teeth by the age of 11.

That being said, tooth decay is preventable with proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits! In addition, fluoride use and healthy eating habits are known to contribute significantly to keeping a child’s teeth and gums healthy.
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