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National Children's Dental Health Month

February 2016

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. This is the perfect time to check on your children's brushing habits and make sure they're getting the proper dental care they need.

Education of proper oral hygiene and the real risks of dental disease isn't often stressed early enough. According to a report by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), tooth decay in young children can lead to malnutrition, infections, poor performance in school, and reluctance to speak, smile, participate and play.

It's estimated that children across the U.S. miss more than 51 million hours of school every year due to dental problems. In fact, about 17 million children are reported to go without the proper dental care they need every year.

Dental issues and emergencies are more common than you may think. Every year dental disease is the number one reason children visit the ER.

The State of Texas Dental Discount Plan can help you enjoy discounts on your dental care and check-ups! Visit or call toll-free (844) 377-3368 to find a provider near you!