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In 2019 alone, TeamSmile expects to conduct about 35 programs, serve over 6,000 children and provide approximately $2.5 million in free dental care and oral health education. Since inception, TeamSmile has conducted over 225 programs, served over 32,000 children and provided over $18 million in free dental care and oral health education.
Tooth Decay Affects More Than 1 in 4 Children
The American Dental Association reports that tooth decay affects more than 1 in 4 children in the United States between the ages of 2 to 5 years old and 1 in 2 children between the ages of 12 to 15 years old.
Single Most Common Chronic Childhood Disease
Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease; more common than asthma and hay fever.
Missing School Due to Dental Related Illnesses
Children miss more than 51 million hours of school each year due to dental-related illnesses.
Tooth Decay is Progressive
Tooth decay is progressive and if untreated can have a significant impact on the overall health of a child. It may also lead to poor eating habits, low self esteem, and problems with speaking.
Children Before Kindergarten Are Not Being Seen
25 percent of children from low-income families have not seen a dentist before entering kindergarten.MORE ABOUT US