How on earth do I get my 12 yr olds to brush their teeth better? Their teeth are so gross and I have now banned all candy and sweets until I see an improvement. I refuse to put any more money into orthodontics until they take better care of their teeth.
They are ready for the 2nd round of braces but ds1 needs to lose 2 more baby teeth. He will actually wiggle and get them out. Ds2, however, will not touch them and has had to have dh remove most of his baby teeth when they are dangling and makes it a huge ordeal. He has 8 baby teeth the ortho wants out!! It is making it harder for him to brush because he has all these extra teeth and he refuses to touch them (it's got to be sore in there) and I am ticked about paying the dentist or oral surgeon to get them out because he won't wiggle those suckers. I can't even imagine how we would ever get him into an office to get them done, he will panic!!
Any wise words? Please.