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Dental Treatment in Children
Oral health in general has improved significantly over the past several decades in all population subgroups.
In spite of this improvement, significant disparities are still found in some population groups.
Key data points:
23% of children 2 to 11 have never been to the dentist.
Almost half of all very young children age 2 to 5 have never been to the dentist.
More Hispanic children and those in families with lower incomes have never been to the dentist.
Children in families with higher incomes are much more likely to have seen a dentist within the past year.
For more detailed statistical information about Dental Treatment in Children, please see
Dental Treatment needs in Children, Ages 2 to 11.