Tooth decay in preschoolers on the rise

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Soaring rates of 2 to 5 year olds with tooth decay.

There has been “a huge increase” in little kids who need general anesthesia for dental procedures, including tooth extractions, crowns and even root canals as dentists are seeing so many preschoolers with cavities and severe tooth decay (6 to 10 cavities or more), according to a report from The New York Times.

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Study Shows a Decline in Dentist Population as Early as 2012

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Dentist population to start declining by 2012

If current trends continue, getting an appointment with a dentist might become more challenging in coming years.  A recent survey by the independent research firm, the Long Group, and sponsored by the not-for-profit Delta Dental Plans Association, found that the dentist population could begin to contract as early as 2012.

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