Failing Dental Hygiene in Children

image1The number of unmet dental care can be expected to increase based on the lack of coverage provided by ObamaCare. ObamaCare, said to be focus on the essential health benefits designed to keep Americans healthy, falls short in providing adequate dental care to millions of Americans that are in need.

The US Census Bureau reported data revealing over 4 million children under the age of 17, not meeting their dental hygiene requirements. The National Center of Health Statistics accounts this high number to family’s inability to afford insurance. Data showed 7 percent of children had no dental insurance in 2011 and children from low income families have no preventative dental care.

Dental care is the greatest unmet need for health services among children. Common oral hygiene problems such as gum disease and tooth decay, which can be prevented by regular dental checkups and brushing twice daily, can lead to issues like oral cancer, that is flourishing in the United States with 300,000 new cases each year.


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