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Baby dental, Wen should my child start brushing his own teeth

Sunday, Sep. 19th 2010 8:55 AM

My son is three and he is really smart kid.  Right now I been brushing his own teeth but he want to start brushing his teeht on his own now.  I just now sure if he is still to young to really brush his teeth and do a good enough job.  I am torn on letting him try and making him wait until he is older. What is a good age for a child to be brushing their teeth on their own.

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2 Comments on “Baby dental, Wen should my child start brushing his own teeth”

  1. Carol Says:

    Why not do both. Let him brush is teeth then when he is done just give him a once over yourself. This will start letting him learn and encourage him to brush.

    When you feel that he is really doing a good enough job at brushing then you can stop all together and let him brush on his own. I would suggest still just prepping the toothbrush for him so that he does not over use the toothpaste.

    Just watch him and let him do more and more on his own as you feel conferable with it.

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  2. Richard Says:

    Our son did not brush is teeth all on his own until he was five. Mainly because he would play around too much instead of really brushing.

    Also about the toothpaste. I agree make sure you are putting only a pee size amount on the brush and do not let your child have the toothpaste until you are sure they will not eat the stuff.

    My son would eat toothpaste if we had it where he could get to it. And I have heard of story of other kids doing the same thing. Unless you are using non fluoride paste keep it out of their reach.

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