"When I first joined Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation I didn’t know very much about oral health. I didn’t realize that nearly one in three Colorado kindergartners and half of all Colorado third graders have had at least one cavity. I didn’t know that your oral health is connected to more than 120 chronic health issues, such as heart health or diabetes. Certainly, I had no idea that oral health is often not tended to because of access to care and cost. But I did know that when people are able to have all their needs met, they are healthier, happier and more productive personally and to society. I knew that when young children get preventive healthcare, safe housing and early childhood education, their long-term school and overall success is directly correlated."