brush the teeth!

Growing up, my mother always made a dentist appointment for me every six months. Thank goodness for that! However, I have always had problems with my teeth. For as long as I can remember, I have had cavities and had to get fillings. As an adult, I've had three wisdom teeth removed (so far). I have slacked a little on going to the dentist now that I'm on my own but I am trying harder to get back there every six months. It's harder now with our ever-changing insurance plans. I just paid a visit to my dentist last night. I have THREE cavities, two of which need root canals. YUCK! As I laid there, listening to the sweet sound of the drill, I thought of Hailey. My little toddler who is bound to have bad teeth because of her parents. I haven't been great with brushing her teeth yet but I am going to make a pact with myself that those pearly white babies will be brushed every night from now on. I don't want her to have to suffer through mouth pain like we have.

Currently, we're using the Crest toddler toothbrush below. Seems to work great for her. It's small enough for her mouth and has Elmo on it, one of her favorite characters.

We're using the Grins & Giggles Tooth and Gum Cleanser as well. She doesn't mind the taste of it at all.

So, what are you waiting for? Starting early is the best practice. Show you're little ones that it's important to brush everyday!


Unknown said...

We have this same toothbrush. He LOVES getting his teeth brushed.