Navigation Links
North York Dental Provides Services to Toronto Children in Light of Growing Demand

North York, ON (PRWEB) July 25, 2014

A new study conducted by the Hospital for Sick Children and St. Michael’s Hospital revealed that 39 percent of all children in the survey under the age of four had yet to see a dentist.

The survey looked at 2,505 children during the years of 2011 and 2013. The children in the survey were all around four years of age. The final result was that about two out of every five children had not had any dental care. Many of these children were from lower-income families and were of East Asian heritage.

The study also shone a light on those most in need of dental care and dental visits: those who were most susceptible to developing cavities were also the children least likely to visit the dentist. This is because there was a high correlation between those who didn’t see a dentist within the first year of life and prolonged bottle use. Many also drank more sweetened beverages, which can lead to cavities and other tooth problems.

According to those surveyed, the family’s main reason for not taking their children to the dentist was financial. This is one area in which North York Dental has identified a need that they can meet. Lead dentist Dr. Eli Shem-Tov understands the need of these low-income families, and he and his team will continue to strive to meet the needs of everyone in their community regardless of their income level. One of his goals is to increase the number of Toronto children who see a dentist within their first year. Currently, the survey showed that less than one percent of all Toronto children 12 months old or younger had seen a dentist.

One of the reasons why dental services are so important for children at such a young age is that they can often be used to identify problem areas. By identifying these issues early, preventative measures can be taken. These measures are often much cheaper than the surgeries and other treatment options used to correct the problem later in life. Dental cleanings and exams can also help teach and encourage good brushing and flossing behavior, which in turn reduce the number of cavities a child may have. This is an important goal of Dr. Shem-Tov’s because the survey noted that 24 percent of all children examined had at least one cavity. A cavity can cause great amounts of pain and make it difficult to eat, leading to poor nutrition. If left untreated, cavities may eventually require a root canal or tooth extraction.

About North York Dental: North York Dental is currently under the directorship of Dr. Eli Shem-Tov, a clinical instructor at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Shem-Tov and his team continue the clinic’s 30-year history of excellence and care for their patients in the Greater Toronto area. More information about North York Dental and the services offered can be found at or by calling 647-800-6985.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New online portal, app provide information on tsunami zones in the Northwest
2. A North American first at the Montreal Heart Institute
3. Symtrex Inc. Signs Up with ImmuneSecurity to Launch LogInspect to the North American Market
4. Northwestern launches comprehensive program for patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease
5. Northwestern Medicine hosts the National Marfan Foundations Annual Conference
6. Northwestern researchers investigate treatment for tumor cells in spinal fluid
7. North Texas Cities to Start West Nile Spraying Thursday
8. Northeasterns Barnett Institute announces formation of leading analytics company, BioAnalytix, LLC
9. Power Slowly Returns to Much of Northeast After Sandy
10. Kessler awarded $2 million federal grant for Northern NJ Traumatic Brain Injury System
11. Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... most effective ways to treat it. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted the findings ... Researchers at University Hospital Zurich analyzed the cases of 136 mesothelioma patients who were ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... 27th edition of USA Today in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Minneapolis, South Florida, ... The digital component is distributed nationally, through a vast social media strategy and ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 ... ... a member of the well-respected Microsoft Dynamics SL User Group (MSDSLUG). Recognized as ... is an independent group of Microsoft Dynamics SL software users, partners, industry experts ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... , ... CBD College is proud to announce that on November ... to its Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. CBD College is honored to join this very ... and universities in the state of California make the cut. CBD College is officially ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Indosoft ... announces the incorporation of Asterisk 11 LTS (Long Term Support) into its Q-Suite ... LTS brings Q-Suite 5.10 up-to-date with a version of Asterisk that will receive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... addition of the  "2016 Future Horizons ... Cell Surface Marker Testing Market: Supplier ... to their offering.  --> ... of the  "2016 Future Horizons and ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) today announced ... the United States (U.S.) Food ... candidate to Humira ® (adalimumab). Amgen believes this ... the FDA and represents Amgen,s first BLA submission using ... , M.D., executive vice president of Research and Development ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 25, 2015 AAIPharma Services Corp./Cambridge Major ... at least $15.8  Million to expand its laboratories ... . The expansion will provide additional office ... growing demands of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets. ... will provide up to 40,000 square feet of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: