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Keeping Kids in Mind for Dental Plan Design

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

Dentist making kid laugh

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!