Hey Moms and Dads, is it time to teach your kids how to brush? Taking the time to teach your children to clean their own teeth at an early age will pay off in the long run. Learning to brush teeth is an essential skill for your toddler's long-term dental health.
By the time children attend kindergarten, approximately 40 percent or more will have tooth decay, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Of course, children still have their baby teeth at that point, but the AAP also points out that children with tooth decay in their early years are at much greater risk for cavities in their adult teeth. So grab your toothbrushes and get ready.