By LIBBY CLUETT | firstname.lastname@example.org
Having healthier, happy young dental patients was the goal Thursday morning, as South Texas Dental provided dental screenings for 152 children enrolled in Texas Neighborhood Services’ local Head Start program.
As he examined several young mouths, Dr. Rick Ramsey, dental director for South Texas Dental’s Dallas-Fort Worth area, told the Index he is looking for any signs of dental disease and noted that the children, even under the age of one year, are at a “high risk for dental decay.”
“Dental decay in children causes significant challenges in school,” he added.
When a child has a toothache “it’s hard for them to focus on developmental learning,” said Texas Neighborhood Services Executive Director Brad Manning. He added that the South Texas Dental screening helps “improve awareness of dental health” for children and parents.
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