A study done by MetLife reveals many parents are not following recommended guidelines for brushing, flossing, and other dental care habits for optimal pediatric oral health.    

The report goes on to state that 23% of surveyed parents, have been told by a dentist or hygienist that their child was at risk for tooth decay.  That nearly half (47%) of the parents surveyed have not spoken to their pediatrician about their child’s teeth and that they may not be making the connection between their child’s oral health and their overall health care.  According to the study, 42% of respondents report that their child’s teeth or gums are brushed once a day or less, and nearly half, 45%, say their child’s teeth are never flossed.