My son William is 3. He does not like for me to brush his teeth, and I don't think he does a very good job himself. He just turned 3 by the way.
I read somewhere that it's less traumatic to pin them down and brush them than to have them get a cavity and drilled by the dentist. Sometimes I resort to pinning down, although I don't really like to do that.
He has a grey tooth in the front, from hitting his face on a toy at the park. The dentist said it is vital to keep his teeth brushed, or else it may get infected and they will have to pull it. This is also why I need his teeth brushed, and not necessarily on his terms!
Anyone have any ideas how to make time to brush teeth more enjoyable with a preschooler?
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