Delta Dental working to get more infants to the dentist earlier
Thursday, May 17, 2012 11:20 AM
Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation is working to increase the number of infant visits at dentists across the state.
Although it is recommended that infants see a dentist six months after getting their first tooth, only 8 percent of children in Iowa see a dentist by the time they are 1 year old.
The foundation has started a new campaign, "Dentist by 1," to reverse that trend. Studies show that early dental treatment can save money in the long term and helps curb future oral health issues.
Through the campaign, the foundation is distributing information throughout Iowa at hospitals and has created a campaign website, www.dentistby1.com.