July 19, 2019
by Delta Dental
The end of the academic year signals report card time for millions of households across America. Likewise, parents recently assigned grades to the status of their kids’ oral health as a part of the Children’s Oral Health Survey. Few parents (21%) nationwide would give their kids an excellent bill of oral health.
Views of their young ones’ oral health tend to diminish over time as parents relinquish control of kids’ brushing and flossing habits. For example, while 30% of parents score children under 3 years old with having excellent oral health, that number declines to 21% for 3-5 years old, 17% for 6-9 years old, and 14% for 10-12 years old.
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