Vermonters have a lot to smile about. According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, Vermont ranks first in kids with no dental health problems. And, we’re the second healthiest state in the U.S., according to the United Health Foundation. We’re healthy and happy – and that’s a something to be proud of.
But, we can do even more to improve Vermonters dental health.
Across the nation, nearly one in four children under age five already has cavities, according to the CDC. And, nearly half of adults over age 30 suffer from some form of gum disease. Research has shown possible associations between gum disease and other health conditions like heart disease, stroke, premature births and low birth weight, and proven links between gum disease and diabetes.
That’s why Vermont’s community dentists are committed to expanding our system of care to ensure Vermonters are receiving the oral health services they need, when they need them and at a cost they can afford.
Every Vermonter deserves good dental health.