Study: Kids, young adults have fewer dental cavities

Study: Kids, young adults have fewer dental cavities. (CNN)

Parents may think your kids don't have the best hygiene, but think again!

Fewer dental cavities are found in children and young adults.

A new study from the CDC says that young people, ages 2 through 19, have fewer dental cavities.

The number even dropped from 50-percent in 2012 to just over 43-percent in 2016.

The down side of this study found that young members of some minority communities, Hispanic and African American, continue to have the highest number of cavities as well as the highest number of untreated cavities.

Here are a few tips to good dental health.

  • The CDC says have your child visit a dentist for a first checkup by the time they turn 1.
  • Speak to the dentist about the child using fluoride.
  • Make sure the child is brushing with the right tools and using good technique.
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