Did you know that:
• 36% of Nova Scotia's kids have dental decay by the age of 6?
• 28-31% of day-surgery operating room time in NS hospitals is being used for dental procedures?
• dental decay is 5 times more common than childhood asthma?
Dental decay is a preventable childhood disease that causes undue pain and suffering in children of all ages. It results in lost sleep, difficulty eating, and missed school time. Our kids deserve better!
The dentists of Nova Scotia recognize that the province has limited tax dollars to spend on government programs. That's exactly why we think that it is important to spend the money available for the Children's Oral Health Program, more wisely. We would like to see a restructured program that puts the emphasis on PREVENTION, so that we can start to make a dent in this childhood disease!
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