Children's Dental Facts

February- National Children's Dental Health Month

  • Dental Trivia

    Did you know??? 

    • Every bone in your body isn't as strong as your tooth enamel — making it the perfect armor to protect your teeth from cavity-causing bacteria.
    • About 300 types of different bacteria make up dental plaque, the material that sticks to teeth and releases acids that eat away at the tooth’s enamel and causes cavities.
    • You chew your food on the same side of your mouth as your dominant hand. So if you’re right-handed, you’ll chew mostly on the right side of your mouth.
    • You can exert roughly 200 pounds of pressure when you bite down, but biting down that hard can result in breaking your teeth! 


    According to the CDC:

    Cavities, also known as caries or tooth decay, are one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood, yet cavities are preventable. Children who have poor oral health often miss more school and receive lower grades than children who don’t. Untreated cavities can cause pain, infections, and can lead to problems eating, speaking, and learning. More than 1 in 5 children aged 2 to 5 years has at least one cavity in their baby teeth. Children's Dental Health ( 

    Cavities are preventable. Fluoride found in drinking water and that which is applied during dental visits will have fewer cavities. Dental sealants are another prevention method and are able to assist in lessening the chance of cavities when applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. 


    If you or someone you know needs assistance getting dental care for their children at a reduced cost due to financial or insurance issues, please see below for a list of resources that may be able to help.

    List of Dental/Medical Service Providers