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March 28th, 2011, 09:45 AM
Brannyt's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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When should we start introducing the toddler toothbrush? I'm still using the gum brush and fruity tasting, non flouride gel, but I wanted to get Brynlee a toothbrush so she could get used to holding it and the feel of it in her mouth.

I looked around Wal-Mart, but nothing has an age listed, and the toothpastes don't either. What is everyone else doing?

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March 28th, 2011, 10:43 AM
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We just use a little toothbrush that I got from WIC. And I just use water (I didn't know they could have toothpaste?)

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March 28th, 2011, 11:13 AM
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we use a oral B I think it is tooth brush- and the gum cleaner- sometimes we use it with just water. I think it says 0-2 on the brush.
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March 28th, 2011, 11:38 AM
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You can use any toothpaste that doesn't have fluoride in it since they don't know how to spit it out yet. Kaija still doesn't know how and uses the fruity gel kind by Oral-B. Any small soft bristle brush is also fine.
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March 28th, 2011, 02:25 PM
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Santa brought her a little tooth set...it has a tooth brush, little dental mirror, gum massager and a little brush you can put on your finger to bursh their teeth. They do make Oral B (I think that's right) tooth paste for toddlers. I has Little Bear or a few other characters on the tube.

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March 28th, 2011, 03:07 PM
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Violet uses a toddler toothbrush with Elmo on it. We only used the gum finger brush for a week and then got her a regular toddler brush. We use Tom's of Maine fluoride-free toothpaste with her. You definitely don't want to use any with fluoride until they can spit it out really well. Lily has just started being able to spit it out well and she's 2.5 years old.

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March 28th, 2011, 04:45 PM
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Good to know ladies, thanks! I will look for that Oral B brush She tends to bite me now when I try to use the gum brush, so getting her a brush of her own would be nice and not nearly as painful

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March 28th, 2011, 06:14 PM
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Jed uses a toddler brush with the fruity flouride free toothpaste. You might want to get two toothbrushes - I let Jed hold one and chew on it and then I brush his teeth with the other one. He kept trying to grab the one in my hand - so i got him his own to hold while I brush!

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March 29th, 2011, 07:18 PM
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We have been using a toddler one with soft bristles since Livi got teeth...our dentist said just to use water. She loves having her teeth brushed! I sing a little song and she watches herself in the mirror, and then I rinse it and let her "brush" for a little while. It's one of my favorite parts of our morning routine!
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March 29th, 2011, 08:31 PM
lauriebeth's Avatar Mommy to Riley & Caroline
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We use a toddler brush and fluoride-free toothpaste.

Mommy to Riley (3/23/10) & Caroline (3/11/12); wife to David (12/16/06).
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