Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the U.S.? It is five times as widespread as asthma and seven times as common as hay fever — but the good news is that tooth decay is preventable!
Not so long ago, most children learned the rules of the game and how to play for fun through free, unstructured outdoor play. It was not until the latter part of the 20th century that adults became overly involved in "organized play." Today's organized sports present pros and cons.