how can i get my 8 year old daughter to brush her teeth in the mornings??

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Melodie - posted on 06/08/2011

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I know this sounds gross but it worked for my son. I told him fine he doesn't have to brush his teeth in the morning, but he has to at night. I also told him that somebody was going to say he had bad breath and don't want to be around him. It happened somebody said he had bad breath and he brushes his teeth so long now I have to tell him to stop. We also use the Listerine agent cool blue and my boys love it. You can also take her to the dentist and let them tell her and in some cases they will show her what happens when you don't brush your teeth.

Tiffany - posted on 06/02/2011

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I bought my 8 yr old the Listerine Agent Cool Blue mouth wash that they use b4 brushing. Before that he rarely brushed but having that i haven't had any issues getting him to brush his teeth. I'm not sure why it worked to get him to be regular about it but it did. And I will be honest I was skeptical about getting it for him in the first place. Now I'm glad I did.

Barbilee - posted on 05/30/2011

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Seriously, it's an option???????
Why is it an option?
You are the parent, you decide.
You just say, "you will brush your teeth" and stand there until she does.
Be the parent.

Andria - posted on 05/30/2011

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Both of my boys had to have oral surgery and my youngest had 6 teeth pulled. It made a tiny impression on them. I put their tooth brushes and toothpaste in my bathroom and add it to the routine. I will stand in the bedroom and watch them. I also let them pick out their toothbrushes and we use the Crest for older kids toothpaste and mouthwash. It seems to work a little better.

Anne - posted on 05/29/2011

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I just brush them for her. I don't feel like arguing with my 7-year old. I drag her into the bathroom and do it. The 3 cavities she had filled last months left no impression on her. :(

Barbara - posted on 05/29/2011

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Simple. Take away her privileges until she does.

Don't mess around with health stuff; it only gets worse, I've found....

Leah - posted on 05/29/2011

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My daughter was not interested in brushing teeth, until she got 4 cavities, and now she is brushing, flossing and rinshing with mouth wash twice a day... ANYTHING to prevent more cavities. Try talking about having cavities filled, and what will happen with bad oral hygeine.

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