My daughter cut her first four teeth, all at the same time, when she was about six months old. By the time she was a year old, she had thirteen teeth and they just keep coming! Dental hygiene isn't what I would call my strong suit. Sure, I brush every day, but I confess, I don't always floss. And it's been much longer than it should have been since I've visited a dentist...
I don't want to pass on my less-than-stellar habits to my children, but that's easier said than done. In an effort to set my girls up for success, I put the question to you. I just hope it isn't too late.
At what age do you start brushing your child's teeth?
How do you do it? I've tried several times to brush her teeth, but all she wants to do is suck off the toothpaste...
Any particular toothbrushes or toothpaste you've found to be more toddler-friendly than others?
When do you venture out to the dentist for the first time?
Any tips or tricks would be appreciated--especially by my kids years from now when they still have all their teeth!
...and dare I mention floss?