VANCOUVER, WA, May 22, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- According to a new study conducted at St. Michael's Hospital, many children aren't receiving the early oral care that most dental professionals recommend. In a recent survey of over 2,500 children aged four years or younger, less than one percent of participants had received any dental care by the time they had their first birthday. Dentists typically recommend children to see a dentist no later than six months after they start teething, but in Toronto, it seems that advice has gone largely ignored.
In an age where the average daily intake of sweetened beverages increases each day, it has become even more vital that children are exposed to quality dental care. The study, conducted by St. Michael's researcher Dr. Jonathon Maguire, found that of children who had visited a dentist, twenty-four percent had one or more cavities. However, Dr. Maguire also revealed that previous studies have shown children who receive preventative dental care in the first year of life are less likely to develop tooth and gum diseases in the future.
This is not an isolated case: lack of dental care is a prevalent problem in America, too. A 2010 study revealed that twenty-five percent of children in the state of California had never visited a dentist. Ensuring that children see a dentist before they are a year old is primarily beneficial for the child, but also for the parents, as dentists are the most valuable resource for dental health education and can assist parents in best providing for their child's oral health.
Vancouver, WA dentist, Dr. Jill Markos, wants to ensure that all family members, including young children, receive the quality care they need and deserve. Her offices provide a variety of services, ranging from simple cleanings to cosmetic dentistry. To request an appointment with her at her office in Vancouver, WA, visit her website or call 360-693-254.
About Jill Markos, DDS: With over 30 years of experience in dentistry, Dr. Jill Markos is dedicated to providing her patients with superior dental health care. Dr. Markos began her dental career as a hygienist in Tampa, Florida and moved to New York 2 years later where she continued to work as a hygienist for 8 years. After graduating with her DDS degree from Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Markos began building a practice on the upper east side of Manhattan as a general dentist specializing in Porcelain Laminate Veneers (PLVs), and dental crowns and bridges. She moved to Vancouver, WA in 1995 and purchased Dr. Theodore Caviness' practice. In 2002, Dr. Markos relocated her practice to its current location in the Minnehaha neighborhood.
Jill Markos, DDS
4805 NE St James Rd
Vancouver, WA 98663
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