Monday, October 31, 2011

Most U.S. toddlers haven't seen a dentist

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Child health experts recommend children begin dental care by age 1, but most U.S. children ages 1-2 have not yet seen a dentist, researchers say.
Sarah Clark, associate director of the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit at the University of Michigan, said the National Poll on Children's Health asked 571 parents of children ages 1-5 about dental healthcare for young children.
The survey, conducted in May, indicated 23 percent of 1-year-olds had been to the dentist and 44 percent of 2-year-olds had been to the dentist.

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