Children’s Dentistry: A National Issue

Your child’s smile is a wonderful thing. Proper dental care for your child is instrumental to ensure good oral health in the future.Studies show that good oral health plays a big role in overall health, too.

As children’s dentists, our Pannu Dental Care team of doctors understand developmental oral health, as well as common and not-so-common dental issues in children. The Pew Center on the States also understands. Every year, they survey all 50 states and grade each on a number of factors in order to ensure more children have access to adequate dental care. The Pew Center just released this year’s report, and some stand-outs include:

  • Maryland earned the highest score in the nation, meeting 7 of 8 benchmarks
  • Massachusetts received “national leader” status with an “A”
  • Ohio held on to their rating of “B” from last year’s report
  • Utah improved to a “B” from last year’s rating of “D”
  • Wyoming received the lowest rating, getting a “D” instead of last year’s “F”

Overall, most states earned an “A” or “B.” More work is being done to ensure our nation’s children have access to proper dental care. And, the Pew Center for the States does a great job addressing that issue on a large scale.

But, there’s a lot of work left to do, and you can make your contribution right in your own home. Teach your children how to brush and floss properly. And, of course, make sure they receive regular professional cleanings and checkups.

If you live in the Cupertino, San Jose, Fremont, or Dublin area, we would love to be your children’s dentists. Call Pannu Dental Care today to schedule a children’s dental visit for the kids you love most. We will give you and your child the tools you need to develop excellent oral health – for life!


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