In a study that was recently done, more than half of the children (third grade) have cavities/tooth decay. This has a lot to do with children not being educated on how to properly care for their teeth. Though it is already a given that brushing your teeth should be done regularly, beyond that; the children know nothing more. Another reason for this large percentage of children are suffering from it is also the food that they eat. If there is no control over sweet food like candies, chocolates, gummy bears, soda, etc, that kids are really in to are not good for the teeth.
55 percent of Minnesota third-graders surveyed in 2010 had cavities and this rate will only be higher if people do not take the issue seriously. Good thing the Minnesota Department of Health has now produced an oral health plan and it is all about improving the oral health of children.