How do I get my 3yr old to brush his teeth, coz he says it hurts?

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Angela - posted on 12/21/2009

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If it hurts than he does need to see a dentist, he may just be saying it hurts because he doesn't want to do it but it's better to find out. But to get him to brush let him brush yours while you brush his. After awhile he will want to do it himself.

Ayuki - posted on 12/18/2009

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hi mom try to use small wet towel and maybe next day u can brush his teet tell him to say ha ha ha when u want to open his mouth then tll hi hi hi that make easyer and remember do not push him cos will hurt him thanks

Gladys - posted on 12/17/2009

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u have to take him to a dentist.it shouldnt hurt wen he brushes unless there is a problem or could it be the tooth brush you are using?

Maggie - posted on 12/17/2009

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take him to a pediatric dentist and have his teeth and gums checked. His teeth shouldn't hurt when brushing.

Britney - posted on 12/17/2009

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Try to do it when you are brushing your teeth. If he sees you doing it and "having fun" he will most likely want to do it too. Also, have you tried to take him out to get his own cool toothbrush and toothpaste? That will encourage him!

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