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Keeping Kids in Mind for Dental Plan Design

By Jill Hamilton on February 12, 2015 in Kid's Health


Smiling mother and baby laying on meadow

Quality dental care is essential for a child's well being. The research supports our view: Cavities are the single most common chronic disease among children. Untreated decay affects 19.5% of 2 to 5 year olds and 22.9% of 6 to 19 year olds. Dental disease can affect a child's life, from eating and sleeping, to school performance and self-esteem

That's why it's so important for children to see a dentist. 

Give your child a lifetime of smiles! It is recommended that children visit the dentist within six months of getting their first tooth – and no later than their first birthday.2 

Visiting the dentist by age 1 helps you:

  • Get to know the dentist.
  • Learn how to avoid cavities that can cause your child pain and serious health problems.
  • Know who to call if your child has an emergency.
  • Save money by learning healthy habits and how to care for your baby's teeth. 

An early visit to the dentist can set the foundation for a lifetime of great oral health. And, fortunately for you, most Delta Dental plans cover the important services your child needs throughout childhood:

  • Exams
  • X-rays
  • Cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants 

Review your benefits carefully to see what services your plan covers. Here's to your little one's healthy, growing grin!