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Better Dental Coverage in 2015 Means Kids can Further Benefit from the Expertise of a Fremont Dentist

Superior Child Dental Coverage from a Fremont Dentist Coming 2015Children in California are, unfortunately, not fully covered by the state’s health insurance program, although steps are being taken to change that. Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) reported that the state’s health insurance exchange (Covered California) plans to improve children’s dental coverage in 2015. SCPR also reported that, as of August 2013, more than a million children in the state lack proper dental coverage.

It’s a good thing that people are lobbying for better healthcare since children are arguably more at risk from tooth problems than adults. This is the reason Dr. Sheila Dobee, who operates a Fremont dentist office, also offers high-quality dental services to kids such as veneers, fluoride treatments, and even mouth-guards for the sporty types. After all, it doesn’t take much to damage the teeth of children, unlike their parents.

Children’s teeth are more vulnerable because kids are more likely to eat sweet and acidic foods, like sodas and citrus fruits, which bacteria happily thrive on. Furthermore, kids also tend to chew on ice more often than adults do, which can cause tiny fractures and cracks on their relatively weak set of teeth; more places for harmful bacteria to insinuate itself. With these facts in mind, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to know that tooth decay is declared by the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry as the most prevalent childhood disease in the state.

Tooth problems are also a more common reason for children to miss school than other ailments like fevers or colds. This is the reason why people continue to lobby for better healthcare for children; pediatric care is basic care as far as health advocates are concerned. If there is no toothache involved, a child experiencing tooth problems may suffer teasing from his/her classmates for having a set of crooked or “ugly-looking” teeth.

While California’s current dental coverage for children is insufficient, there are still plenty of services out there that can benefit their oral health. Installing veneers, for instance, is especially useful for young children since these can help in speech development, aside from giving them a set of perfect-looking teeth. Veneers can last for many years, although they shouldn’t be regarded as tooth replacements.

A lot still needs to be done to improve Covered California’s oral health coverage for children. However, this shouldn’t dissuade parents from looking for ways to give their kids healthy teeth and proper oral care. There is definitely more than one dentist in Freemont who can offer just that.

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