As a mom of three kids who had braces, lots of bonded front teeth and some nasty cavities, I have advice — get to the dentist every six months no matter what. And start early.
The good news — some moms have great advice for how to get your kids in the habit of brushing. This mom has it all together starting babies young so it’s second nature to them, and make sure they see you brush. Kids love to imitate. Here’s a link to the best guide on care for newborns to tots.
The bad news – Last year, the Today Show, Huffington Post and the New York Times reported that cavities among kids ages 2 to 5 were the highest in 40 years.The crisis hit all income levels, and kids that young have to be sedated for dental care.
Sometimes kids, like my son, have trouble with cavities even if they do everything right. And that makes dental hygiene all the more important. A battery operated toothbrush and flossing were our tools of success. Here’s a link to a lot of videos that teach parents and kids how to clean teeth.