Study Finds Most Children Aren’t Brushing or Flossing Enough
A Recent Survey: 30% Of Children Under 12 Do Not Brush Twice Per Day, 60% Do Not Floss Daily.
The Dental Tribune (2/6) reports that as part of NCDHM Delta Dental has released the results of a new survey “to raise awareness about the importance of oral health in children” that found “relatively poor oral care behavior in under 12-year-olds that contributes to many American children having cavities.” Specifically, the survey found that “only 28 percent of U.S. parents would give their children an A grade for oral health.” Additionally, the survey found that “over 30 percent of the children did not brush twice a day and over 60 percent did not floss on a daily basis.”
Today there are tooth brushes with timers, ones that play music-some even light up for the 2 minutes required for brushing. Making it fun is the key to keeping children’s interest in brushing!