Tooth decay is a common dental problem that affects people of all ages. However, children are more susceptible to it, and as the study done by Delta Dental suggests, a significant number of children are at a higher risk of tooth decay. According to a study done by Delta Dental, a third of children ages 6-18 are at higher risk for tooth decay, and of those children. 

* More than 70 percent are not receiving two fluoride treatments a year

* More than 60 percent of ages 6-9 did not receive sealants on their first molars

* More than 80 percent of ages 11-15 did not receive sealants on their second molars

While having dental insurance can help save money on dental care expenses, it is equally important to use it effectively. Many people with dental insurance do not understand their plan’s benefits and miss out on treatments that could prevent future dental problems. 

You should review your dental insurance plan’s coverage, including preventive care services like fluoride treatments and dental sealants, which can significantly reduce the risk of tooth decay. By taking advantage of your dental insurance benefits, you can help ensure that you and your family receive the proper dental care you need to maintain a healthy smile.