My son has always had trouble remembering to brush his teeth. We made it part of the routine when he was little but with busy lives as he got older we stopped standing over him. He always gets a stern talking to at the dentist but it doesn't help. Yesterday, he asked me where his toothbrush was and I told him that I put it in the drawer before our cleaning lady came. OMG - the cleaners came on Monday! He didn't brush his teeth for a whole week! How can this not bother him? I keep hoping a girl will come along and make him more conscious about it but that hasn't happened yet - maybe because of his smelly breath! I guess I just have to go back to standing over him! We paid a lot of money for his braces and I feel like his teeth are going to rot. Surprisingly, he has no cavities so I think that is why he thinks he can get away with it. Kind of just venting but if anyone has any other suggestion, my ears are open!