Oral disease disproportionately affects children from low-income families, who have nearly double the number of cases of untreated dental decay as the general public. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Most Americans enjoy good oral health, but the burden of dental-related disease is disproportionately heavy among low-income individuals.[i] Access to preventive dental care is problematic for low-income families. In 2012, nearly half (48 percent) of children living in poverty had a dental visit compared with more than 80 percent of those of middle income or higher.[ii]

[i] Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, “Untreated dental caries, by selected characteristics: United States, selected years 1971-1974 through 2007-2010, Table 71,” 2013, http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/2013/071.pdf

 [ii] Erika Steinmetz, Brian Bruen, Leighton Ku, “Children’s Use of Dental Care in Medicaid: Federal Fiscal years 2000-2012” Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, (October 2014) http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/by-topics/benefits/downloads/dental-trends-2000-to-2012.pdf

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