Brushing teeth

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 04/21/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )

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When will you start brushing their teeth? What kind of toothpaste will you use?

My son, who is almost 13months, has 8teeth and I just got him a vibrating toothbrush that he loves! =)

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Shannon - posted on 05/08/2011

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you should brush your teeth with toothbrush until they are about 13 months and you dont use tooth paste until around 18 months and i was told that by my sons dentist cause he said i started to early with my son, so my daughter will be 14 months on friday and i am just starting with the tooth brush and water woth her,

Danielle - posted on 05/05/2011

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I have been brushing my daughters teeth for months now.. I use the Orajel training toothpaste. I have brushed her teeth ever since she had teeth & before I would brush her gums with water.

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My daughter had 15 teeth at her 1 year appointment and has already been to see a dentist as well. She has little to no enamel on her teeth so... we have to brush them all the time. We use a flouride free tooth paste, but have to pin her down to brush her teeth...but she let the dentist brush her teeth with no problem. She thinks the vibrating toothbrushes are funny too.. and we have one, but when we use it, she seems to bleed..

Lauren - posted on 05/03/2011

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I've been brushing my daughter's teeth since about 6 months, when she got her first one. I use flouride-free toothpaste (which was recommended by the pedi) and a toddler toothbrush. My daughter LOVES brushing her teeth and opens her mouth really wide when she sees the toothbrush.

Amanda - posted on 05/02/2011

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don't use toothpaste until they know how to spit. until then just use water...i've been brushing my son's teeth since the 1st one came in.

Renee - posted on 04/28/2011

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I brush my daughter's teeth and have been for awhile now. I use the toddler tooth paste. After I brush her teeth I let her "brush" her own teeth to keep up a healthy habit. We also make it a family affair.

Sherry - posted on 04/27/2011

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We have been brushing my daughters teeth since about 5 or 6 months old with the finger brush and foluride free toothpaste. We brush them once a day everynight before bed. She has been to the dentist once and he said we are doing everything right and to keep doing it and also said we can use a brush or the finger brush. She usually likes it except when she is teething or particularly tired and crabby.

Rachael - posted on 04/27/2011

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I started brushing elliots teeth when he got his first one at 3 months old, but just with water to begin with, he has 8 teeth now and more coming in at the back and he loves getting his teeth brushed, we just use a normal baby toothbrush though

Teresa - posted on 04/26/2011

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i have been brushing my son's teeth since he was about 8 months (he didnt have any before then), we use a non-flouride toothpaste and a toddler brush

Katie - posted on 04/24/2011

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My son is almost 13 months, I've been brushing his teeth since he cut his first one at 6 months. He has 10 teeth now and we brush twice a day with an infant toothbrush and non-flouride toothpaste. He thinks it's the greatest thing. I brush his teeth, then give him his toothbrush and he "brushes" his, while I brush mine!

Shelley - posted on 04/24/2011

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I started brushing my sons teeth around 10 months, I use a toddler brush and toddler toothpaste. He likes it because he's teething and I let him "brush" when I'm done (basically he chews on the bristles). He's 13 months and cutting his 11th tooth.

Jodi - posted on 04/21/2011

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i brush my daughters teeth twice a day with an infant toothbrush & flouride free safe to swallow toothpaste . . . she liked it better when I used the finger brush but now im trying to teach her how to brush them

Emily - posted on 04/21/2011

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If you use toothpaste, it should be flouride-free until at least age 2, or until baby doesn't swallow it. Swallowing flouride can actually be harmful to the adult teeth that are already forming below his gums,,,plus it may discolor his existing baby-teeth. But honestly, you can just use water until he is old enough for toothpaste.

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I haven't been doing it regularily, but when I do brush his teeth, my son thinks it's hilarious. I haven't used toothpaste yet. I will probably use whatever I have for my 6 year old, which is a children's toothpaste with flouride...but a very small amount. My son has 8 teeth, too!

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