Hidden America: Medicaid's Youngest Face Dental Crisis
With more than 16 million low-income U.S. children on Medicaid not receiving dental care—or even a routine exam—in 2009, according to the Pew Center on the States, dentists and ERs say they are treating very young patients with teeth blackened from decay and bacteria and multiple cavities.
"I see it in their eyes before they tell me it's that way," Dr. Gregory Folse told ABC News. "We are able to intervene and take the pain away from their teeth and it brings the spark back. And that's my goal."
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- Children's Dental Policy