Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 15 June 2011 12:19
A new program will try to stop tooth decay by adding a new layer to monitoring a child’s health. Programs to implement tooth decay prevention in a child’s visit to the doctor could be vital toward a child’s oral health.
University of Florida researchers will analyze the results in Florida and Texas among children enrolled in Medicaid. The researchers are buoyed by an almost $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
The recommended age for a first dental visit is by the child’s first birthday, but there are many children who don’t receive proper dental care until they’re older.