In 2009, the CDC found that 34.6% of third graders in Kentucky had untreated tooth decay. Untreated tooth decay in children can lead to problems with chewing, speech, and self-esteem. Long-term untreated decay can cause a tooth to become abscessed. This can result in sepsis, an infection in the blood, which can travel to the brain and in extreme cases cause death.
Delaying a dental visit can be hazardous to one’s overall health. Patrice Pascual, Executive Director at the Children’s Dental Health Project, believes that “those with coverage are more likely to get dental care, and prevention is cost effective.”
At woodbridge smiles we are committed to providing quality dental care for your entire family at affordable prices. Please call 703-910-4805 to schedule your appointment