WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Students in Spotsylvania County, Va. and Calvert County, Md. are starting the new school year.Many parents are still getting ready for back-to-school.
Dr. Sally Cram is with the American Dental Association and she's hoping in addition to buying clothes and supplies, families will also schedule a dental appointment.
According to Cram, children miss 51 million hours of school because of problems with their teeth and a public service announcement is out trying to get kids to brush their teeth.
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Cram talked to us on Tuesday about the common teeth problems in youngster and the changes parents can make to help prevent those problems. Watch the interview above.