I just read an article on Yahoo that there's been a huge increase in cavities found in preschoolers (from ages 2+). 42% of kids ages 2 to 11 had cavities in their primary teeth. Yikes!


The article points to the root cause as being an increase in sugary foods and allowing children to go to bed with a bottle of milk or juice, which eats away at their enamel. They recommend brushing your child's teeth two times a day and flossing too.

We brush our LO's teeth every night before bed and sometimes in the morning. And we haven't tried flossing yet. I don't know how he would do with flossing. I can barely get him to brush his teeth longer than 30 seconds.

How often do you brush your LO's teeth? Do you worry about cavities?