Some Twin Cities law students introduced a new bill Friday that would help fill a dentist shortage in parts of the state. Concordia University students say many people living in rural Minnesota are forced to drive hours to see a dentist because no one in their area treats Medicaid patients with special needs.
As those little ghosts and goblins go door to door for tricks and treats, there’s one horrifying thing to look out for: cavities. Dr. Jim Nickman with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry knows the dentist can be scary, but he also knows kids love candy.
Halloween is over, so now would probably be a great time to talk a little bit about cavities and children’s dental health. One of the best forms of cavity prevention? Fluoride.