How can i brush my 13month old daughter teeth without her swallowing toothpaste.
Dannielle - posted on 02/14/2010
oral-b has a toothpaste line called, oral-b stages. use the tooth and gum cleanser and it tastes fruity, my son thinks it's funny and tries to eat the toothbrush. he just turned one and i've been brushing his teeth since august of 09, he was about 7 months.
Sola - posted on 02/05/2010
Well I could be the only one out there but my boy has been using toothpaste since his first tooth came out and I did the exact same thing with my two older girls (now 20 & 16) and it never did them any harm.
My plunket nurse said there's no harm in them swallowing a little toothpaste but then you only need a little (approx the same size as their fingernail) so it's no biggy.
There is special baby toothpaste if you want to use it that does not contain Fluoride. That is the only reason that it is bad for them to swallow toothpaste is because of the Fluoride. The best thing that my daughter had for teething was a toothbrush. She liked that a lot better then the teething rings; she just turned one and has four teeth as well.
Sarah - posted on 02/04/2010
your only supposed to use the teeniest smear of toothpaste on it .. so there should only be a very small chance of them swallowing it.
anyway i've been told to use family fluroride paste by many dentists as there isn't enough in kids toothpastes for it to be effective.
my little boy doesn't like them though .. they're too strong for him .. but dentists recommend something called punch and judy which is fruity.
i've been brushing my son's teeth since he was 7months.
Ashley - posted on 02/04/2010
They make toothpaste for toddlers that's safe to swallow as it is fluoride free. You can find it on the toothpaste isle in stores. There are a few different kinds. My son will soon be 13months old and he loves getting his teeth brushed. After I brush his teeth and all, I'll let him do it and he gets soo mad if I try to take his toothbrush away! Good luck!
Jillian - posted on 02/03/2010
I just use water on her toothbrush. I am pretty sure that they are not supposed to have toothpaste until they learn not to swallow it. I believe that they do make a childrens toothpaste that is safer if swallowed (My sister in-law uses it for her 2 and 5 year old)
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