Sobering Facts About Pediatric Tooth Decay

dca-blog_article-23_pediatric-dental-disease-affects-world

Dental disease in children, also called pediatric dental disease or childhood tooth decay, is more common than any other chronic disease in the world. If it’s not treated, its impact can reach far beyond an unsightly smile. Rampant tooth decay reduces a child’s ability to talk and chew properly. It can even slow their mental and social growth or cause medical issues like malnutrition and painful oral infections. If tooth decay isn’t managed in childhood, children could face increased risk of cardiovascular disease, pregnancy complications, dementia, and other serious health conditions later in life.

The Global Tooth Decay Crisis

Tooth decay affects between 60 and 90 percent of children and a majority of adults in most industrialized countries. In many regions, there is simply no access to adequate oral health care. Where dental care is lacking, decayed teeth are often extracted due to pain, or simply left untreated. In the U.S. alone, about 17 million children go without dental care every year. More than 51 million school hours are lost because of dental disease, and 43 percent of Americans lack dental insurance. More than a quarter of children between two and five years old and half of those aged 12 to 15 have significant tooth decay.

Save Children’s Teeth with Basic Dental Care

The frustrating but simple truth is that tooth decay is almost always preventable with proper dental care and professional treatment from an affordable dentist. In some parts of the world, there are few dental care resources available, but in Western culture, affordable dentistry and financial aid are within reach for most people. Don’t let your child become another statistic. Get dental care for pediatric tooth decay promptly to ensure your child’s well being for the rest of their life.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Indiana, call Wadas Dental today at (866) 881-7554 or make an appointment.

Wadas Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Indiana. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Wadas Dental, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Wadas Dental.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Tasha is an amazing assistant. She is helpful, kind and really cares about the well-being of her patients. Top notch! Wadas is fortunate to have her assisting in the office.
Heidi C.
My association with Wadas Dental goes back many years of dental service with complete satisfaction !
Thomas S.
You are quick and reasonably priced.
Autumn B.
Excellent service from staff. The dentist and staff. explained the service in detail. I will recommend this dentist to family and friends.
Wendy D.
Love Vicky she is THE best hygienist I ever had . Truly professional and a plus to have her on staff .
Harold W.
Great and friendly service
Scott M.
Very fast! Staff is super sweet!!!
Amanda B.
Friendly, Professional.
Efran R.
I have been going to Wadas since I was a little kid and have always gotten great care. I highly recommend them to anyone.
Kristi D.
Very friendly and professional. Explained and showed what was needed and why. Already referred to a co-worker.
Natalie S.
Very professional staff and put patients first!
Rosie H.
Entire team is the Best!! Extremely friendly and knowledgeable:) Dr. Botica is the BEST!!!
Danielle W.
You are always timely and very professional.
Paulena K.
They helped me smile again! The care they give you is amazing ! The most important thing is my daughter loves going there and she’s only 8 .If you don’t like dentist like I did you really […]
Louisa P.
Great service and professional staff.
Sharon V.
Never had a bad experience at this office!
Alana K.
Very friendly.
Eric K.
My dental hygienist and dr are great. I receive great care there.
Megan B.
Stacey is an excellent hygienist! The customer service up front is considerate and on time. Dr Garbe is so personable and friendly. What a great dental practice!
William B.
Everyone was so pleasant from start to finish. It really felt like I had been there before. The Dentist showed real concern with preventative precautionaries and information to help with any future […]
Rhanetra L.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here