In a perfect world, you would brush your child’s teeth twice a day, every day. In the real world, you must, AT THE VERY LEAST, brush your child’s teeth WELL, once a day, at night, WITH FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE and nothing except water should be consumed afterward.
You, yes, YOU, must brush your child’s teeth. They cannot do it well on their own; no matter how gifted they may be in all other areas!
RULE OF THUMB: Unless your child can tie their own shoes or cut their own meat, you should assume they won’t be doing a good job at brushing their teeth, and even if they can, you should supervise their brushing.
“BUT HE WON’T LET ME BRUSH HIS TEETH!”
Well, let us ask you this: If you think it is difficult to brush their teeth, imagine how difficult it would be to do a filling? So help us out here, please!
To be honest, its not easy…it may be a two person job!