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What age do you start brushing your child teeth.

Thursday, Oct. 8th 2009 2:38 PM

When do you brush baby teeth

I  know that you are supposed to clean your child baby teeth but when do you start brushing them?  Do you use toothpaste?  At what age do you start at.  If you do not use a tooth brush when the teeth start to come in what do you use?  If you do not use toothpaste then do you just brush with water? Any advise on how you take care of your baby’s baby teeth would be helpful to me.

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4 Comments on “What age do you start brushing your child teeth.”

  1. carol Says:

    Once you see your child first baby tooth come in it is time to take him/her to see the dentist. This is good for a few reasons.

    1)It helps your child get use to the dentist right at a very young age. So as they get older going to the dentist should not be an issue.

    2) The dentist may not do much at the first appoint other then count the few teeth coming in, and brush the teeth showing. However, this give you as a chance to ask as many questions you want on how you should take care of your child teeth.

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  2. Steve McQueen Says:

    I started to scrubbed my son first tooth that came in and any other there after. They make a finger tooth brush for babies. It is made out of rubber and you put it over you index finder. It has little soft bristles on it. I did you a very very small amount of non fluoride toothpaste.

    As far as going to the dentist I did take my son in at age of three. I know that some say you should take your child to see the dentist sooner. However, my son was not good around strange people so my wife and I decided to wait a little longer.

    We wanted him to understand what was happening and why. For us it made things easier not only for my son but for everyone all around. He is now eight with nice health teeth. He also loves going to the dentist since he gets a candy (Sugar Free) that he does not get at home.

    Once your child start to get around three of four they may want to start brushing their own teeth. However, I advise letting them start at first then finish it up for them. Until you feel they can brush without any of your help.

    You also may still want to watch them brush their teeth until they are older, and when you know they will not slack off behind your back.

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  3. Kerry G Says:

    Well I started brushing my daughter gums right from birth. My mom was a dentist and she stated that bacteria can build up on a baby gums and if not clean may lead to gum disease. Which can hurt the baby teeth that have not yet come in.

    I took extra care so that my daughter did not get what some people call bottle mouth or Baby Bottle Tooth Decay.

    I used the finger brush at first too then when she got older I went to a child tooth brush.

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  4. Suzanne Hope Says:

    My daughter is five months with no teeth as of yet. However, I still clean her gums with a wet washcloth everyday.

    It a good idea to start oral care right from birth. I think it helpful too because the child becomes use to taking care of her teeth health. I like to brush my teeth and have her watch me, I think seeing mommy brushing will reinforce the good behavior.

    I believe the first dental appoint comes when the baby is a year old. Though I see people opinions on that seems to very.

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