Apr. 8, 2021
Children’s Oral Health
While oral health care is important from birth, it’s especially critical starting at age 6 when permanent teeth begin to come in. Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases for kids and it’s usually preventable. Cavities and gum disease occur even more frequently as children reach adolescence — with 54% of kids ages 12 to 19 having had, or currently having, cavities.
Aug. 13, 2019
Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation
Forty-one Illinois children received free dental exams on Saturday in Elgin.
The event held at Elgin Community College’s Dental Assisting Clinic was part of Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s Dentist By 1 program, which educates parents and caregivers about good oral health habits and the benefits of starting dental visits early.
About 62% of children attending this year’s event had never been to a dentist before, and 35% showed signs of tooth decay.