Do children still get cavities?

Unfortunately, dental care is one of the greatest overlooked health care needs in children. By age two, 10 percent of children have dental decay, and by age three, over 50 percent have decaying teeth. By adolescence, 80 percent of these young people have some beginning signs of gum disease and over eleven cavities. The good news is that cavities are preventable with good dental hygiene, a healthy diet, and regular visits to the dentist.