The visit went well. I learned they’ll need braces at age 12, but what kid doesn’t these days?
Here are some things I found out that may be of help to someone out there:
1) Yes, you’re supposed to teach your children to brush their teeth, but you’re not supposed to actually let them do it. That makes sense. I taught the kids how to do it, and then, when I was satisfied with their attempts, I let them do it by themselves. End of story. Apparently I’m supposed to follow up after them. I should have known that, but I didn’t. Maybe you didn’t either. (The dentist said get in there and scrub like you’re cleaning a toilet bowl. I may have used different words, to be honest.)
2) You’re supposed to be flossing their teeth. At three. I will try. I cannot promise anything, but this just seems like it’s got disaster written all over it.
3) No sippy cups for anything but water. This was a revelation.