How Bad Is It for Kids to Skip Toothbrushing in the Morning?

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 12:37 PM, June 21, 2017

Aired June 21, 2017

Our audience members get a chance to quiz pediatrician Dr. Deborah Gilboa about whether their parenting fails are really that bad.

Like, how bad is it to let your kids skip brushing their teeth in the morning?

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“Tooth decay is actually the most common disease of childhood,” Dr. Gilboa says. It’s important to get that teeth brushing in, but she recommends making it fun by playing music. For older kids, she says it’s absolutely okay to ask them for a breath test to make sure they brushed their teeth.