Survey: Tooth decay widespread among Minn. 3rd-graders

02/20/2013 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

About 55% of third-graders in 40 public schools surveyed in 2010 by the Minnesota Department of Health had experienced a dental cavity. Children from low-income families were nearly three times more likely to have untreated dental decay than their higher-income peers. The state had $148 million in emergency dental care charges between 2007 and 2010.

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