The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one-fourth of children (ages 2-5 years old) in the United States have tooth decay. Two-thirds of adolescents (ages 12-19 years old) have tooth decay and 20% of these adolescents are not treated. Additionally, each year nearly eight thousand Americans die from oral and pharyngeal cancers.
DHC’s dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants follow CDC’s guidelines and recommendations along with other best practices to ensure the oral health of children, adolescents, and adults.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013). Oral Health Problems Are Preventable, Common, and Painful. Retrieved on February 11, 2015 from http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/doh.htm