The Care that you Need...by People that you Trust.
J.Thomas Russell DDS
1030 Xenia Avenue,Yellow Springs, Ohio
Call: (937) 767-7731
How to Find the Right Dentist for You
Dental caries (tooth decay) is the number one untreated disease in children, 5 times more common than asthma.
Each year, 52 million school hours are missed due to dental-related issues. Untreated tooth decay leads to problems with learning, sleeping, eating and growing. Nearly 80 percent of childhood tooth decay occurs in 20 percent of children.
Nationwide, 30 to 50 percent of 4- and 5-year-olds in Head Start already have tooth decay. Surprisingly, the number of children getting cavities is increasing; low-income individuals are disproportionately affected by dental disease and most do not have access to dental care.
IN Ohio there are several community organizations are addressing this problem:
Fairborn, Jamestown, Xenia Ohio Dental Care
Contact Person: Robin Fosnaugh
Title: Nursing Director
Network/Agency/Contact E-Mail: email@example.com
360 Wilson Drive
Xenia, OH 45385-0250
Service Type(s): Comprehensive
Program/Agency Type: Local Health Department
Full Time: Yes
We believe that dental health is an integral part of overall good health and well being.
Dentistry has been largely ignored by the Health Care Reform Movement,
and ObamaCare has omitted dental care from the Individual Mandate
that everyone carry coverage.
But political action is the last thing on the mind of someone suffering a toothache.
1. Take your children to see a dentist by age one or soon after their first tooth erupts. Many dental issues can be resolved quickly if caught early enough. The dentist can also provide information on appropriate bottle and sippy cup use and good nutrition habits.
2. Make sure your children have regular six-month check-ups and cleanings and fluoride applications as needed.
3. Help your children brush their teeth until they can write in cursive. Until then, children do not have the small muscle control to brush as carefully as needed.
Kentucky also recoginzes the need for childrens dental visits.