Florida children may be experiencing headaches along with their toothaches. Emergency room visits for dental care are up, because many families can’t afford regular care from dentists who don’t take Medicaid. Florida Community Dentistry Chairman Frank Catalanotto says dental problems in children have wide ranging effects.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/CATALANOTTO1.mp3]
He says dental problems can lead to pain and infection which can hit children especially hard.