There are reports that dental decay is decreasing in children. While this might be soemthing that should be seen, it’s also a bit surprising. Dental decay shouldn’t be on the decline. It shouldn’t have been on an increase. If parents would take the time to teach their children about proper oral health, then maybe they wouldn’t have to spend time in a dentist office getting cavities filled. Schools might not need to bear the brunt of teaching children how to brush and floss if parents would take a few minutes out of the day to teach children how to use a toothbrush and toothpaste. Dr Jennifer Walden says that it’s not that hard to do, and it will likely save money later on because as a teenager or adult, the person might not need extensive dental work. There are people who might not be able to afford to take their children to the dentist, which is why there should be programs at health departments so that children have access to the same care as others to keep a healthy mouth.