Approximately 75% of teeth sealed remain cavity free, compared to less than a third of the teeth without sealants, according to Oral Health America. 

More than half of the children covered by state Medicaid (Forward Card) programs nationally did not see a dentist in 2009, according to a report from the Pew Center on the States. 

It has been estimated that 51 million school hours per year are lost because of dental-related illness alone, according to a report by the Surgeon General on oral health in America. 

Dental caries (tooth decay or cavities) remains the single most common disease of childhood, according to a report by the Surgeon General on oral health in America. 

Preventable dental conditions resulted in an estimated 890,000 emergency department visits nationally in 2009, a 16% increase from 2006, according to a report from the Pew Center on the States.