Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 20 December 2013 14:46
Parents are finally paying attention to a particularly important part of their children’s well-being—their oral health.
A comprehensive study showed that nearly 72 percent of the 90,555 parents indicated that they believed their children were in good oral health. In 2003, only 67.7 percent of the 96,510 parents studied made that same claim.
That portion of this study appeared in the December 5 issue of Preventing Oral Disease and was conducted by the College of Dental Medicine and Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
In 2003, 71.5 percent of parents stated that their child had visited a dentist in the past year. The number jumped to 77 percent in 2011 through 2012.