Authoritative Parenting Style and Your Child’s Dental Health.
Fox News reported on a study conducted at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio that children of parents who are supportive and have positive behavior toward their children were less likely to have cavities than those parents who display less supportive behavior. The study analyzed parents and their children ages 3-6 and determined that only 80% of the children of authoritative parents had cavities, but 97% of children of permissive parents had cavities.
Richards Frankel dentistry interprets the information in this study to mean that parents should’t be permissive when it comes to your child’s home hygiene! Parents must make certain that their children brush and floss their teeth. And, for children under the age of six, the caregiver should brush the child’s teeth.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Come celebrate with us- new patients receive a free exam ( an $80 value), and this includes children!
From one parent to another,
Best, Dr. Frankel