The Need is Great. And Growing

The AAPD Foundation serves uninsured and underinsured children from birth to 18 years of age. Why do we focus on newborns and infants? Because research has shown that optimal oral health begins with consistent oral hygiene even before a child’s first tooth appears. In fact, children with cavities in their baby teeth are FOUR TIMES more likely to have cavities in their adult teeth that may require major dental surgery, including extraction and implants. Additionally, there is a growing body of research which links oral infections to increased risk for heart disease and diabetes.

 

 

 

 

 

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Big Love for Little Teeth