Practising good oral health care from infancy into adulthood as part of overall health is simple and easy. Many fail to see that poor oral health has far-reaching consequences. Studies have shown that children who have cavities at a young age are three times more likely to have them as adults. The Malaysian National Oral Health Survey of Preschool Children (NOHPS) reports that 71.3% of 5-year-olds already have cavities!
What can parents do to prevent this from happening? Dr Yogeswari Sivapragasam, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry at IMU offers some valuable advice.
Learn more about this at A Hidden Epidemic (The Sun, 20 March 2023).