Health & Wellness Magazine, launched in 2004, has one of the highest circulations of any free publication in Kentucky. Found in over 2,500 locations with a readership exceeding 75,000 a month, Health & Wellness was created to raise awareness of health-related issues. Professionals from the central Kentucky healthcare industry are featured in monthly articles
Dr. Kelly Dingrando is an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. As a pediatric dentist, her interests are in preventing tooth decay, dental public health issues and educating the next generation of dentists. More information about UK Dentistry is available at ukhealthcare.uky.edu/dentistry.
Did you know tooth decay in children is four times more common than asthma? In fact, one of the most prevalent childhood diseases is dental caries, a process where the presence of bacteria in the mouth leads to the weakening of protective tooth enamel, which in turn can lead to tooth decay.