Tooth decay is one of the most common, yet preventable, chronic diseases in the world.
In Canada, dental-related illnesses account for 2.26 million missed school days. What's more, for children 1-5 years old who have surgery in Canada, nearly a third of those surgeries are due to tooth decay.
However, tooth decay is an issue that is preventable by visiting your dentist regularly.
Preventive dentistry can maintain your oral health and catch any smaller issues of tooth decay before they get worse.