Harlingen Family Dentistry presented oral health information at the Tropical Texas Behavioral Health Fair for their Weslaco staff. HFD’s sister office, Weslaco Family Dentistry, provides the same quality, affordable health care as Harlingen Family Dentistry.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 51 million school hours and 164 million work hours are lost each year due to dental disease. More than 25% of children aged 2-5 years and 50% of those ages 12-15 years suffer from tooth decay.
- Pediatric dental disease is 5 times more common than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.
- Left untreated, pediatric dental disease can lead to malnourishment, bacterial infections, required emergency surgery and even death.
- Pain and infection caused by tooth decay can lead to problems in eating, speaking and learning.
- Dental disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia, poor pregnancy outcomes and dementia.