TOOTH DECAY IN ONTARIO’S CHILDREN

Tooth decay is an infectious disease — and it is a reality. All children are at risk. The ODA Special Report Tooth Decay in Ontario’s Children: An Ounce of Prevention — A Pound of Cure is a call to action for parents, government and the community — we all need to work together on prevention.

Tooth Decay Facts: Did you know?

it is the second most common cause of school absenteeism
it is five times more common than asthma in children age 5-17
it can be transmitted by sharing a spoon with young children or licking their pacifier
it is preventable in almost all cases

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