Sherreka - posted on 01/03/2012 ( 26 moms have responded )
My son has sensory issues especially when it comes to his mouth. He rufuses to eat anything smooth which is fine he growing fine without them. But he also despises brushing his teeth.We've asked the dentist and play therapist. The dentist says hold him down and brush through the kicking and screaming and eventually he'll just get used to the brush in his mouth. The therapist says try hand over hand and sing or play a song while helping him brush and eventually he'll get used to it.
Since we started brushing his teeth we've been doing it the denists way and for the past eight month or so we've been trying both ways (holding in the morning with me and hand over hand at night with daddy) but still no big change. He likes the idea of brushing his teeth. He asks for his tooth brush and he'll rub it around in his mouth but doesn't really brush anything. I continue to le him do it because at least he still like the brush but we'd love to be able to brush his teeth without the battle. With the fighting we can't do the best job and he already has two cavities and I never want him to have to go through getting another filling again.
Anyone experience this or have any ideas they would be greatly appreciated.