I agree with what the others have said-you take control of the toothbrush first, and your son can have it to practice with when you're done cleaning his teeth. My son loves it when I "brush the dinosaurs out of his teeth". Just so you know, in case you are using oragel-it is merely a practice toothpaste. It doesn't actually clean the teeth or gums, it is just used to get children used to brushing their teeth. If you have a dentist for your child, ask them about getting baby toothpaste with xylitol in it-it is a natural cleanser that children can safely swallow, and it will really clean their teeth.
at 3:08 PM on Sep. 3, 2009