Important Facts for Kindergartners With Decayed, Missing or Filled Teeth
Average number of decayed, missing or filled teeth among kindergartners
Number of decayed, missing or filled teeth identified during kindergarten oral health screening assessments
Total number of children receiving a kindergarten oral health assessment
Why Is This Important?
"Dental decay in children can be measured by the number of teeth affected by decay, the number of teeth that have been extracted,
or the number of teeth successfully filled. The prevalence of decayed, missing, or filled teeth in young children is higher
in low-income populations and in rural communities without fluoridated water." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy
North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.
Healthy North Carolina 2020
State Center for Health Statistics, N.C. Division of Public Health, Telephone: 919-733-4728, Fax: 919-733-8485