Tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other long term illness. Untreated tooth decay causes pain and infections that may lead to problems; such as eating, speaking, playing, and learning.
The good news is that tooth decay and other oral diseases that can affect children are preventable. The combination of dental sealants, fluoride and regular brushing can nearly eliminate tooth decay in children.
Marinette County Public Health offers several different programs to make sure that your children’s teeth and gums are healthy.