Child Oral health prevention and care should be required within high-quality early education and care settings as Educare Central Maine provides. Children cannot learn and eat well when their teeth are rotting.
EDUCARE Central Maine 2011
If we want our children to grow up and become the next generation of successful Mainers, we need to ensure early access to quality health care. Healthy kids are better equipped to develop physically, socially and cognitively. And, oral health care plays a critical role in healthy child development.
More than just a Smile
Oral health and general health are inexplicably linked. Not only does a lack of oral health care lead to increased dental health problems, but it also leads to poor health outcomes, including increased rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As a result, children should begin receiving oral health care at age one. When a child does not receive necessary preventive oral health care, their entire well-being is threatened.
Oral Health and Maine Kids
- 27.7 percent of kindergartners had dental caries experiences
- 40.9 percent…
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