Childhood Tooth Decay: Alarming Facts About a Global Crisis

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 Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Georgia today at (855) 979-3350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Georgia, 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 Georgia.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I have been a patient and received dental services for many years from Dental One. As a result of the impeccable service from all the staff and my respect for my Dentist, Dr. Sabur’s skills and […]
Rossie W.
Your staff was efficient but somewhat overbooked. Waited 25 min. past booked time for appointment.
Shirley W.
Dr. Wheeless and staff are awesome. Finding a new dentist is stressful but I couldn’t be more pleased with being referred to Dental One Associates. They are very friendly yet professional. I highly […]
Dana R.
I do not have any complaints. Clean, well maintained.
Thelma T.
Very friendly and professional staff. The location is perfect and very close to my home/job.
Samuel C.
Great service and wonderful people that take great care of there patients ! Absolutely Awesome Dentists
Jeff W.
I had a great experience with the staff at the Marietta location. Everybody was friendly and attentive. Dr. Z was very reassuring and thorough. Uma did my deep cleaning and she was awesome!! It was […]
Kierra B.
I have been going to dental one and associates for years. Doctor McMillan has been my dentist and she’s always done a great job. The tech’s and other associates there are very professional and […]
Breylan H.
Office staff, assistants, and Dr. Rausch are all courteous and take time out of their day to check on patients.
Brittany R.
Friendly staff.
Tracy C.
Very professional and efficient.
Douglas F.
The doctor and hygienist were thorough, informative and considerate
James R.
They have the greatest staff I have ever came contact with since I’ve been going to the dentist. Receptionist is great ( Crystal) Both hygienist are nice (Jessica)& (Sema) Dr. Thornton is […]
Kevin A.
Wonderful service. Told every step of what was happening and what I would feel.
Phyllis N.
Great service from calling to schedule urgent appointment to having my teeth fixed. Dr Perez is great and was able to fit me in before I left for school. I did not feel pain.
David J.
The Kindness and Professionalism of Dental One Employees. My Dental assistant, Linda, and My Den Hygienist were both caring and thorough. The Dentist who came in after my Teeth were cleaned, was vert […]
Sarah P.
Dental One has the most upbeat staff that make a dentist visit pleasurable. They are not only friendly but very helpful and knowledgeable They also work with you to keep costs down when you don’t […]
Russ W.
Although I am still new to the practice, I have been very pleased with everything so far.
Jennifer K.
The staff was very professional and helpful. They truly cared about their patients and the wellness of their teeth and smile. The office was clean and well organized. And the dentist were upbeat and […]
Gwen H.
I have been going to this location to get my teeth cleaned for a few years now. My original hygienist moved to another location so I have had quite a few different ones during my past few cleanings. […]
Jemekia T.
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