For the first time in 40 years, the number of cavities in preschool-age children is on the rise, according to a study conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics.
Tooth decay in the baby teeth of 2- to 5-year-olds increased from 24 percent to 28 percent of their teeth between the periods of 1988-1994 and 1999-2004. Older children, meanwhile, experienced less tooth decay. Children from low-income households were three times more likely than those from wealthier families to have untreated tooth decay, according to the report.
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- District Superintendent
- Department of Defense Education Activity, Seoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of
- Young Scholars Program Director
- The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
- Engineering & Robotics Teacher
- String Theory Schools, Philadelphia, PA
- Herricks School District, New Hyde Park, NY
- Summer Math Curriculum Development Associate (3): Grades K-2; Grades 3-5; Grades 6-8
- The Partnership for Inner-City Education, New York, NY