“Kids may be at risk for tooth decay due to inadequate parental supervision”, according to a UK health organisation – UK Dental Journal
One in Four children in Australia have tooth decay and a recent study has revealed that Cairns tops that list. While risks from sugary foods and drinks are well-known factors that cause decay, the lack of brushing supervision is also seen as a risk factor.
Brushing your child’s teeth twice a day with a pea sized fluoride toothpaste from an early age is an effective way for parents to reduce the risk of decay and cavities.
And even after the age of seven, it’s wise for parents to check on kids to ensure they do it correctly and keep at it for 2 minutes.