Although cavities are nearly 100% preventable, they remain the most common chronic disease of children age 6 to 11 years and adolescents 12 to 19 years.
Cavities are 4 times more common than asthma among adolescents age 14 to 15.
A child’s preventive care program should include:
- Healthy diet
- Dental visits 2 times annually
- Brushing 2 times daily
- Flossing daily