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Children dental hygiene health care in Texas.

Tuesday, Apr. 12th 2011 9:16 AM

Children dental hygiene health care in Texas. My son Tony is seven years old and still will not brush his teeth. It is a fight with him every morning and night to get him to brush his teeth. He starts to wine about not wanting to brush. I have to stand over him the whole time and make sure he is really brushing his teeth. I do not understand this behavior at all.

My four year old daughter Sarah is already brushing on her own. I worried that if this continues with my son he will never have good oral healthcare habits. The only reason he does not have cavities is because I make him brush his teeth and I floss them for him at night. My husband tries to help but in the end there is no help their either. Advise on how to get my son to want to brush his teeth or at least do so with out it becoming an issue twice a day

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3 Comments on “Children dental hygiene health care in Texas.”

  1. Gale Says:

    Try and take a step back form the issue at hand. If your son is seeing you getting worked up by his behavior he may be acting like he does to get more attention. So try make brushing his teeth a fun time for him. That way he still get attention he was but in a more positive light.

    I do not know want is going on within your household so this is just one though as to what the issue may be. Try brushing your teeth as a family doing it together will not only show him good oral health care but may make if fun for him and easier on you.

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  2. April Says:

    I would think that at seven your son should be able to brush his teeth and floss on his own. Sound like he is working you a little. I would say do not baby him or you be flossing his teeth when he is eighteen.

    Be strong and tell him to brush his teeth if you have to watch he then so be it. That just something you have to do sometimes with kids. Do not get mad or make it an issue just let him know that you are there watching him and he is to brush is teeth without the wining.

    You do not want your four year old to start seeing this and acting the same way so try you best to nip this now.

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  3. Tracy Says:

    I do not fully agree with the last reply. You do not want this issue to be larger then it should. Why not try talking with you son and find out what it is about brushing that he does not like.

    Maybe it is the taste of the toothpaste then you can try changing brands. Could be he does not like his tooth brush then you can let him pick out his own tooth brush. I know these are simple answer but maybe it is that simple. How an you fix an issue without knowing what is wrong in the first place.

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