I thought I was doing an ok job of brushing ds3 teeth.. Until I opened his mouth today in the sunlight and saw all the yellow around his gums. So gross
I used a normal kids toothbrush then switched to electric kids one as it seemed to get more out of the back teeth but obviously doesnt work..
What can I do?? I do use a toddler toothpaste.. Ds wont let me do it for 2 mins but usually can for about 30 sec to a minute
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26-04-2015 17:04 #1Senior Member
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Brushing toddler teeth help
26-04-2015 17:48 #2
My ds is a nightmare when i try to brush his teeth. He's just turned 2. He used to let me do it but since he had some big teeth cut through he fights me on it every time. I manage to get about 30 seconds of brushing in but he's usually crying.
26-04-2015 18:09 #3
Used to have the same problem, so would do it 3/4 times a day instead of 2.
So 4 lots of 1 minute, instead of 2 lots of 2 minutes.
26-04-2015 18:12 #4
26-04-2015 18:32 #5
Also those little interdental brushes may help break it up?
26-04-2015 18:35 #6
I got some nice flavoured toothpastes for DS. They are natural, no sugar, and come in flavours like banana and strawberry. Not sure if I'm allowed to link, but if you just google 'natural sugar free flavoured toothpaste' it should be one of the top results. DS loves the taste so actually gets excited to have his teeth brushed, it's like a special treat We also give him the toothbrush to chew on when we're done, as we find he'll chew on it for a couple of minutes and figure that he's getting them a bit cleaner in the process...
26-04-2015 22:19 #7
I let my DD "brush" my teeth while I do hers when she isn't keen on doing it.
She is so concentrated on doing mine I can really get in and give hers a good brush, just be prepared for a lot of toothbrush jamming down the back of your throat if you take this approach 😂
26-04-2015 22:23 #8
I bought a step so my 2 year old can see herself in the mirror while we brush. She holds the toothbrush and I put my hand over hers to "help". I make a big deal of me tickling her teeth and I tell her they're sparkling, glittery, so beautiful, so clean, as I brush. This gets me a really good brush about once a week then other days it's just a quick scrub but she does buy into the excitement.
27-04-2015 08:13 #9Senior Member
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28-04-2015 22:23 #10Senior Member
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I find brushing my teeth at the same time helps distract ds and he lets mebrush longer. We also found a brushthat plays a wiggles song which has helped aswell.
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