- Children with early dental care showed an increased rate of treatment and expenditure
- Impact on quality of life was not measured
- Further research into early preventative dental treatment is necessary
Despite recommendations that children should visit a dentist once their baby teeth appear, data suggests that rates of dental problems in children under 5 are increasing, which is certainly nothing to smile about.
"Additional research among other populations and beyond administrative data may be necessary to elucidate the true effects of early preventive dental care."