when do you start brushing teeth

Amanda - posted on 09/21/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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i have forgoten when do you start brushing baby teeth

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Amie - posted on 11/20/2009

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My daughter is 2 years old and we have been brushing her teeth with out toothpaste once she starting gettin her teeth. I asked my dentist about when I should start using toothpaste, and he stated that since my daughter is taking vitamins with floride there is no need to use toothpast. He also said that once they learn how to spit then you can start using toothpaste, because even the kid friendly toothpastes can upset their stomachs if it is swallowed.

Janine - posted on 11/20/2009

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I started as soon as my daughter got her first tooth, you can get toothpaste thats suitable from 3 months old, dont use your own its got too much flouride in it. I also took her to see the dentist at 1yr old, she came in with me on my appt slot i had talked to my dentist previously and they said even though he wouldn't do anything its good to get her used to the dentist so she doesn't get scared later on. He looked in her mouth and she wasn't bothered at all. My daughter is 2 now and comes with me to the dentist every 6 months to get a check up and she gets all excited about getting a new sticker from them lol

Helen - posted on 11/17/2009

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I read somewhere( couldn't tell you where because i read so much parenting crap) that you are spsoed to brust as soon as they get teeth. without tooth paste at first. I forget how old they have to be before you start using toothpaste. but when they first get teeth your spsoed to use a wet baby tooth brush or rub with a wet washclothe.

Gorett - posted on 11/16/2009

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I gave my daughter a baby's toothbrush when I noticed that she was teething instead of traditional teethers and she loves brushing her teeth. I let her brush first and then I follow. She is now 3.

Francina - posted on 11/14/2009

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Actually.....right off. All dental age appropriate but....start with soft wash rag....then infant tooth brush....then keep uping the stages. It's good to keep their gums clean and massaged before teeth break through if possible. It gets them used to you messing with their mouth.

Sheila - posted on 11/13/2009

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You brush their gums from the time they're born. At least I did. I don't know if I'm wrong or not, but I didn't hurt him so I think it's okay, lol

Christella - posted on 11/13/2009

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usually doctors say to start brushing your child's teeth as soon as the first one grows in.

Jenny - posted on 09/23/2009

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I started brushing my son's teeth as soon as he had some to brush. Also, I took him to his first dentist appointment when he was 3. It's never too early to start.

Paola - posted on 09/23/2009

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i started to brush my son´s teeth when he got his first two teeth!! he is 7 now and he does not have any cavities!!

Jessica - posted on 09/22/2009

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you should start cleaning the gums even before the teeth come in with a wet wash cloth or finger baby tooth brush, the when teeth come in either use the finger toothbrush or a soft baby toothbrush with baby toothpaste (no Flouride-they dont know how to spit it out yet!)

Danielle - posted on 09/22/2009

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def asap they have the baby safe to swallow toothpaste while they are learning, and its fun flavored

Bobbi - posted on 09/21/2009

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As soon and before they come through the gums!

I had a friend tell me to wait untill they are two! My doctor was shocked that anyone would think you wouldn't have to brush a baby's teeth for 2 years.

Christi - posted on 09/21/2009

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my son is nine months old and i started using infant toothpaste when he got his first three teeth at three months. also helps kick bad breath and get them used to the feel of a toothbrush on their gums.

Ursula - posted on 09/21/2009

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when the first 4 teeth are there! Verry importent to brush the teeth at the back of the mouth!

Bitty - posted on 09/21/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

when do you start brushing teeth

i have forgoten when do you start brushing baby teeth



as soon as possible......wen ur baby strt teething use finger brush n mild tooth paste wid gud flavour .......

Bitty - posted on 09/21/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

when do you start brushing teeth

i have forgoten when do you start brushing baby teeth



as soon as possible......wen ur baby strt teething use finger brush n mild tooth paste wid gud flavour .......

Bitty - posted on 09/21/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

when do you start brushing teeth

i have forgoten when do you start brushing baby teeth



as soon as possible......wen ur baby strt teething use finger brush n mild tooth paste wid gud flavour .......

Bitty - posted on 09/21/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

when do you start brushing teeth

i have forgoten when do you start brushing baby teeth



as soon as possible......wen ur baby strt teething use finger brush n mild tooth paste wid gud flavour .......

Bitty - posted on 09/21/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

when do you start brushing teeth

i have forgoten when do you start brushing baby teeth



as soon as possible......wen ur baby strt teething use finger brush n mild tooth paste wid gud flavour .......

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