Sobering Facts About Pediatric Tooth Decay

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

Pediatric dental disease, commonly called childhood tooth decay, is the most common chronic childhood illness in the world. It’s five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever. If left untreated, tooth decay has consequences that reach far beyond cosmetic problems. Extensive tooth decay can deteriorate a child’s quality of life, slow their social development, and lead to problems like malnutrition, infection, and problems eating and speaking. If they maintain a state of poor dental health, children may face increased future risk of heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and problems during pregnancy.

Tooth Decay: A Crisis Everywhere

Between 60 and 90 percent of children and the majority of adults in most industrialized nations are affected by tooth decay. Access to dental care is limited in many regions. Where dental treatment 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 treatment 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.

Basic Dental Care Can Save Kids’ Smiles

The simple but frustrating fact is that tooth decay is nearly always preventable with good oral hygiene and professional treatment from an affordable dentist. In some parts of the world, there are few 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. Treat pediatric tooth decay aggressively, and increase your child’s health and well being for life.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Virginia, call Dental One Associates of Virginia today at (855) 979-3337 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Virginia. With 5 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Virginia, 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 Dental One Associates of Virginia.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Leila was great, as usual!
Robert W.
Hygienist was the excellent & very professional. She took her time and was very gentle. Did the best cleaning I’ve had.
Anonymous
Great service and care! . from front desk to the dr.s and the stuff. Thank you!
Beruk S.
Had a wonderful experience. Staff was very accommodating with my schedule as well. I highly recommend Dental One Associates.
Ivan J.
I had my perio appointment with Eve and Dr. Z. Went really nice. Everything was explained to me and what the next steps were.
Eva J.
On time, pleasant experience.
Roger B.
Dr. Valleru is a wonderful Dr at Dental One Associates in Woodbridge VA. Her and all the staff at this location was very helpful with their service and answered all and any questions that I had. I […]
Darylron C.
Always a great team!
Amy S.
My visit was for a root canal and this experience was one of best I’d ever had. My anxiety was kept at a minimum. I felt little to no pain during the entire visit.
Tammy T.
Everything went well and explained throughout the whole procedure. Very kind assistant also..
Eric B.
Great service from everybody
Anthony G.
Friendly staff and efficient visit.
Anonymous
Friendly welcoming atmosphere, and excellent care provided by your dental assistant, Macie.
Luz B.
Service was okay. Dentist and assistants were kind. It was a dental appt.
Peter A.
The doctors and techs were great with my son! The were entertaining but concerned with their health care!
Cole F.
All of the staff are caring, professional, and go out of their way to ensure that your experience is a great one!
Linda W.
Everyone was nice and professional with their respective roles from Dr K, Cesar who did the x-ray, my hygienist Jennifer, the admin assistant/the one who did my scheduling and billing (I can’t […]
Sonia P.
The staff is a very nice and professional. The dentist is very thorough and caring.
Olivia B.
Most thorough and informative dental hygenist I’ve ever had. I needed minor work and the dentist was very professional. Procedure relatively pain free. I highly recommend them.
Deb D.
Staff is always very pleasant and professional. Never a lengthy wait. I would readily refer family and friends. I have been cared for for many years by them.
Anonymous
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

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3337