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Medicaid Dental Facts

THE SURGEON GENERAL HAS CALLED IT
“THE SILENT EPIDEMIC”
Tooth decay is the most common and chronic childhood disease, yet it is the easiest to prevent.
Many dental practices limit the number of Medicaid patients – most don’t see any at all.

Over 51 million school hours are missed each year due to dental related illness.
GOOD DENTAL HEALTH IS IMPORTANT

Oral health is critically important to the overall health and well being of children.

Pain and infection caused by tooth decay can lead to problems with eating, speaking and learning.