By the age of 3, 5-10% of of U.S. children have oral health issues.

By age 5 about 60% of U.S. children will have had caries at some point, including the 40 percent of children who have it when they enter kindergarten.

Parents should assess speech and language development and provide appropriate referral as indicated.

Scale and clean the teeth every 6 months or as indicated by individual patient's needs.

A child with unhealthy teeth is at risk for future oral health problems as an adult.

A rapid form of tooth decay, known as early childhood caries (eCC), is the most common disease faced by young children—and it's on the rise.