A new report says 36 per cent of Nova Scotia children have cavities by the age of six due in part to a lack of proper dental care and early checkups.
The study on oral health by Nova Scotia’s dentists also says that there are currently 500 children waiting for consultation or treatment of a dental issue at the IWK children’s hospital.
The Nova Scotia Dental Association’s annual report card is urging caregivers to begin using an infant toothbrush when their first tooth grows in, and assist the child with flossing.
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Type 2 diabetes is also a cause of poor oral health in youth – read more here.