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Twenty-one Percent Of Transylvania County Kindergartners Have Untreated Dental Decay


March 8, 2018

When five-year-olds arrive in kindergarten, they come with new backpacks and packages of pencils and crayons, ready to learn. Unfortunately, in Transyl-vania County, 21 percent of children are also arriving to kindergarten with dental decay, impairing their ability to learn and significantly impacting their school performance, right from day one.

A new report from NC Child shows that 36 percent of Transylvania county children are receiving dental sealants that can prevent further decay.

“Dental decay is the most common disease among children in North Carolina and has an immediate and l...

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