Brushing teeth

Melissa - posted on 06/12/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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What habit have you gotten into with brushing your baby's teeth. My daughter has her 7th tooth coming in and I am feeling guilty that I haven't been brushing on a regular basis.

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I called and made everyone in my family a dentist appt this last week. We go to a dentist who specializes in kids and his asst. said they don't mind parents not brushing babies teeth on a daily bases. They really like you to try to start when they get older and eat more sweet things and table foods on a regular bases. My youngest is 14 months old and they said when we come back for our next check up in 6 months that they will see her then which is 20 months. Also if you start looking for a dentist I know our dentist and my sisters kids go to a dentist who does needle free/pain free fillings and other procedures ask whoever you make an appt with if they do that. My nephew had alot of work done but he didnt mind because it didnt hurt just and FYI.

Deanna - posted on 06/12/2010

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I started with cleaning the gums and brushing teeth when the first tooth came in. Both of my kids saw the dentist for the first time at just over a year. Of course, teeth are a pet peeve of mine because I have had my fair share of work done and I don't want it to happen to my kids. Also, my dentist praised me for having my kids ready to go to the dentist. Many kids who don't get their teeth brushed regularly scream when they are in the chair.

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Hi! My boys are 4 and 19 months. I brush their teeth in the morning and at night while they are in the bath tub. We also got fun tooth brushes...Dora, Elmo....just have to get it into your daily routine wherever it seems to fit. Whether it's right after breakfast or lunch....or even just getting a good brush before bed so all the food and milk from the day does not sit on her teeth all night! :)

Jamie - posted on 06/12/2010

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I used the steps from gerber toothbrushes and the floride free tooth paste for babies, it tastes good. perfect brushing isn't important but getting your little one used to you brushing her teeth and showing her how,is a good idea. I also pretended to count the teeth and let my lil guy see in my mouth it was a fun time. Have fun and soon it will be habit :)

Dorothy - posted on 06/12/2010

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my twins are 7 mos, no teeth yet, but we have been brushing their gums for about a month now. we use an infant toothbrush and brush their gums before giving them their flouride. we do it as part of our bedtime routine. they LOVE it!

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