My 15-year-old daughter has braces and the orthodontist claims that she has bad oral hygiene. I am mad at my daughter. How do I handle this?
She just got braces and I don't want to pay for them if she won't take care of herself. I try to nag her about that and also nag her to lose weight too.
- 1 month agoFavorite Answer
have her look up periodontal disease, then watch a few youtube videos. nothing scarier then teeth literally falling out haha i scared myself into great oral Hygiene as a kid
- something fishyLv 71 month ago
Nagging never works.
Praise the behavior you want to see
I'd say she had terrible dental hygiene long before braces.
But I'd watch, listen and things don't happen till teeth are brushed...
The phone. Take it away till teeth are brushed
A ride to school...brush first
Nothing happens till teeth are brushed.
I'd make her think about it...like you forgot one thing...
- LiliLv 71 month ago
Troll fail, dear.
- PatriciaLv 71 month ago
Why be mad. You could encourage her instead.
Some kids have zero oral hygiene skills, and don't care.
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- audreyLv 71 month ago
At 15 she should be aware that bad hygiene will ruin her teeth and waste all the misery of braces. If she won't take care if her teeth, have the braces taken off and save all the rest of that money.
- k wLv 71 month ago
buy her a new tooth brush and have her read this
- Pearl LLv 71 month ago
stuff happens,it dont help if youre mad at her, just help her out
- Anonymous1 month ago
Buy her a waterpik and a big container sweet tasting mouthwash. Kids love water pics with mouthwash
- Country GIRLLv 71 month ago
Tell her to care for them proper or they come off and her teeth will be as she sees them and you no longer have to pay for teeth that could be straight but rotten or full of holes.
- 1 month ago
by getting her to brush teeth everyday and floss