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March 4th, 2013, 08:25 PM
joonzgurl's Avatar Proud mama of 2 girls
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Does your little one let you brush their teeth?
Anyone have any tips?
avery will NOT let me brush her teeth. I really need to start doing it 2x per day but she just hates it.

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March 5th, 2013, 06:27 AM
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I put the toothpaste on the brush (not the real kind, just the training toothpaste right now) and let Claire do it first. After she is satisfied that she "do it by myself," she lets me go over them again.

We went to the dentist this fall and the dentist told her that was the way to do it...brush them and then let Mommy brush them again to make sure they are shiny and clean. If she fights me, I just remind her that when we go back to the dentist, he will want to see how shiny and clean her teeth are...so far that works!
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March 5th, 2013, 06:34 AM
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Gary USED to. Now, since he has more teeth we need to and he wants no part in that. . . I am looking forward to seeing some tips here

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March 5th, 2013, 07:01 AM
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girl, i've been hoping for an answer to this for over a year now. carlos fights it so much. i'm not sure what we're gonna do. he pretends to brush his teeth but as soon as we get involved to actually brush them it's a no go!!! i hope someone has good tips.
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March 5th, 2013, 07:49 AM
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Does your little one let you brush their teeth?
they prefer me to do it, but I have them do it first (They are older, though).

Anyone have any tips?

When they were younger, my oldest would FIGHT me over it. I didn't want to force it on him, so we didn't do it as often. Only before bed, instead of twice a day, but we used foods that clean teeth. Like cheese and raw vegetables and rinsing his mouth with water/drinking lots of water. He actually has better teeth than my other two kids who always let me brush their teeth twice a day LOL. Also, we avoided brushing after eating acidic foods and stuck to rinsing mouth with water instead.

When we did brush his teeth, we would just do it for 10 seconds at a time. This way he knew he only had to deal with it in short bursts. As he got older, I found that he liked me to sing the little Einsteins song while I brushed his teeth. No idea why since he didn't really watch the show much, but anyway, that's what we did.

In my son's case, it was sensory (from his Autism). He didn't want anyone near his mouth or even touching his face and even if you touched his arms you had to do it a certain way or he'd have a melt down. He's come a long way in desensitizing. I hope you can find a solution that works for you!
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March 5th, 2013, 12:13 PM
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Eleanor is pretty good about brushing her teeth. She likes to do it herself, although she pretty much just chews on the brush. She is starting to copy me moving it around a little, though.

She loves using her own toothbrush so much that I kind of use it as a reward for letting me brush them a little first. I usually brush while I sing a song or count really slowly to 10, and then I let her brush them as long as she wants.
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March 5th, 2013, 01:38 PM
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Mine are *knock on wood* both pretty good about letting me brush. They still think its kinda fun and don't fight it. But every so often we have to pull out the "dentist wants to see clean teeth" for Liam and it usually works. I brush first and then they brush as long as they want to (Kieran loves it still, he will do it for ten minutes!). I bet it won't last though, so I'll have to come up with new and creative ways to get it done

^^Oh, mine LOVE to brush in the tub too. So maybe try that?
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March 5th, 2013, 04:04 PM
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Oh man Drake hates it! Well, sometimes. He will be fine with it once, and then for a week straight he will hate it. I still use the rubber finger brush because that is all I can get into his mouth. I try to brush his teeth twice a day, even after his nap sometimes. I do forget though at night sometimes.

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March 8th, 2013, 07:44 PM
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Colton seems to have pretty sensitive teeth or something is going on but anyways I read this article and have found a couple of the ideas to be effective. I also read about pretending there are cavity bugs that you chase down and brush away. Colton thinks its funny so if I can get him laughing I can get some great brushing in with his mouth wide open lol
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March 8th, 2013, 07:51 PM
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I have no experience or advice, but what about taking her to the store and letting her pick out the toothbrush herself...

or I've seen tooth brushes that play music, or flash and light up that may hold her interest and make the brushing experience go a little smoother.

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March 8th, 2013, 11:52 PM
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I try, but Gabby hates it and throws a fit.

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