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File #: 17-0019R    Version: 0 Name: Children’s Dental Health
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 4/3/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 4/3/2017
Enactment #:
Title: Children’s Dental Health For the purpose of recognizing the importance of good dental health for children and supporting efforts to improve oral health literacy in underserved communities and throughout Baltimore.
Sponsors: Zeke Cohen, President Young, Brandon M. Scott, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Robert Stokes, Sr., Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, Shannon Sneed, Bill Henry, John T. Bullock, Mary Pat Clarke, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Children, Dental Health
Attachments: 1. 17-0019R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Cohen


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Children’s Dental Health
For the purpose of recognizing the importance of good dental health for children and supporting efforts to improve oral health literacy in underserved communities and throughout Baltimore.
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Whereas, Dental caries is the most common chronic disease found in children. Left untreated, tooth decay can cause pain and infections as well as problems eating, speaking, and learning.

Whereas, In the United States, more than 16 million children go each year without seeing a dentist.

Whereas, Low income and minority children, especially those of Latino background, are disproportionately affected by poor oral health and have a greater number of untreated cavities.

Whereas, Latino children in Maryland are less likely to visit the dentist and more likely to lack dental insurance than are white children.

Whereas, An oral health literate and educated public is more empowered to embrace healthy oral hygiene and dietary behaviors and to make and keep dental appointments.

Whereas, The Maryland Dental Action Coalition is building oral health awareness and knowledge within the Latino community by running the Dientes Sanos, Niños Sanos (Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids) campaign promoting good oral health habits.

Whereas, Brushing twice daily for two minutes using toothpaste with fluoride, flossing daily, having routine check-u...

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