Oral Health Need and Access to Dental Services: Evidence from the National Survey of Childrens Health, 2007

Maternal and Child Health Journal , 04/13/2012

Younger children in worse oral health are more likely, and older youth less likely, to receive preventive dental care. Public health efforts to educate parents to seek early and ongoing preventive oral health care, rather than services in response to problems, may yield oral health benefits later in childhood and over the life course.

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