Drs. Moody and McTigue Make Toothbrushing Fun for Mom.me

March 27, 2013 03:15 PM

Anne Marie O’Connor with Mom.me interviewed AAPD Vice President Dr. Edward Moody and Dr. Dennis McTigue about a toothbrushing routine for kids. O’Connor’s article entitled "Brush Up Your Kid’s Brushing Routine—Tips for every stage, from babies to teens," walks us through each step to ensure a healthy smile for our little ones.

"The best thing to ensure good oral health of a baby is to ensure that mom’s oral health is good, too," explains Dr. Dennis J. McTigue, a professor of pediatric dentistry at Ohio State University who’s also a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 

"Link nightly brushing to an activity they enjoy and look forward to, like reading a story before bedtime," says Dr. Edward H. Moody Jr., a dentist in private practice in Morristown, Tenn., and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 

If you often wonder at what age you should continue to brush your kid’s teeth—brush their teeth until second or third grade.


To continue reading the article in its entirety, visit http://mom.me/parenting/health/family-health/5830-brushing-basics-kids-babies-teens/

 


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