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Toddler teeth

When did you start brushing your toddler's teeth on an everyday basis?

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Asked by kaitilala at 7:41 PM on Mar. 2, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I started from when my kids were born.
    When they were teen wee I would gently rub their gums with the wash cloth.
    As they got older I used a little rubber massage on them. As soon as there was even a hint of a tooth, out came the tooth brushes.

    It's never too early to teach good oral hygiene.

    Answer by Laila-May at 7:43 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • I have been brushing my kids teeth on an every day basis since they got their first teeth.

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 7:44 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • every since they were born

    Answer by mommy5409 at 7:46 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • when they cut they're first tooth at 6 months old.

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 7:48 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • When she got her first tooth!

    Answer by Anon344 at 8:47 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • We did gum massage very early. He started having teething symptoms before he turned 2 months. We used one of those soft brushes you can wear on your finger to massage their gums. We started using a soft toothbrush as soon as he had teeth, and try to brush at least twice a day. When he got a little older (he's two now), we had to convince him to let us have a turn to brush his teeth thoroughly and then he can have a turn to try to do it on his own.

    Answer by pam19 at 11:56 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • I started doing the gum wiper thing when he was 3 months old, I wanted him to be used to having me do it. I did it twice a day (although not always with the infant gum gel).

    He's 3 now and we brush after every meal...its tough for me because i HATE teeth).

    Answer by metalhealthmom at 1:54 PM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • Everyday since he got his first tooth. He 2.5yrs old now.

    Answer by littlemama810 at 2:19 PM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • since the first tooth and before that i would wipe his gums with wash cloth at night

    Answer by Jnc91 at 12:42 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • My now 17 month received his first tooth at 9 months...a bit of a late soon as we could see it...we began brushing.

    Answer by dailykidz at 2:09 PM on Mar. 6, 2011

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