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New Research Brief Available

Did you know tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children in the U.S.? It afflicts nearly one in four Americans ages 3 to 5 and is preventable. The prevalence of tooth decay increases from 21 percent among children ages 2-5 to 54-59 percent among adolescents ages 12-19, which indicates a persistent pattern of oral health problems that worsens with age. Tooth decay, especially when untreated, creates lasting and substantial physical and psychosocial consequences for children and adolescents. Read our new research brief to learn more.


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