Tooth decay in children is on the rise. 1. Bagramian RA et al. Am J Dent. 2009;22:3-8.
Studies show that 60% to 90% of school children are affected by tooth decay. 2. Petersen PE et al. Bull World Health Organ. 2005;83:661-669
Early tooth loss can result in failure to thrive, impaired speech development, absence from and inability to concentrate in school, and reduced self-esteem. 3. Sheiham A. Bull World Health Organ. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/83/9/editorial30905html/en. Accessed August 13, 2009.