Any tips on teeth cleaning?

@Sasselle (698)
Australia
January 30, 2007 9:30pm CST
My 3 year old has just moved back into "biting" his toothbrush instead of using it properly - hence we are going through a toothbrush a week as they are dying as soon as he's used it the first time. Does anyone have any tips on getting a toddler into a good teeth cleaning routine? Or on how to get them out of biting their toothbrush to death!!
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@VickiB (48)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I am not sure if this will help, since I haven't had the biting problem, but my boys love the battery powered toothbrush. It is fairly cheap, comes in some favorite characters, and seems to be fun for them. They love brushing their teeth with it, and some tasty kid toothpaste. I bought a stepping stool, so they don't have to be held up to the sink. I just stand there for safety reasons. I would think your son would be less likely to bite a moving toothbrush head, as I imagine it would not feel too great. Don't let him play with it either. I would brush his teeth first, then let him hold it and brush some more for a little bit, then take it away and put it up.
@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
5 Feb 07
ooh i didn't think of electric toothbrushes! Thanks for the tip!
• India
31 Jan 07
don't bother about brush biting.this happens with eery kid.brush along with ur kid.he will see and learn from u.
@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
it's good to know that i'm not the only one that has this problem. we'll keep brushing our teeth together and see how we go.
@palina77 (1178)
• United States
31 Jan 07
It is very troublesome for parent if baby do not want to brush teeth and bite it. You can use little salt and message salt on teeth it will be white like ice. Give him to eat some fruit which is soft say apple, guava and sugarcane is available then give cutting small pieces. Use best paste which has some sweet and nice flavour and brush by your own hand his tooth.
@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
Thanks for the comment - I hadn't thought about using some soft fruit to help. I'll have to try it out next brush! Cheers
• United States
31 Jan 07
Buy tooth brushes by the packs and let him chew. Chewing on the brush will clean his teeth. Make sure to use a floride free toothpast though because floride can be poisonous when too much is swallowed be safe and go with the floride free. This stage usually does not last long but if your getting the tooth brush in his mouth your doing good. Best wishes..
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@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
Thanks for the tips!!
@katty0004 (387)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I don't know if its for a 3 year old or not they got some kind of stuff out now that leaves a blue on the teeth and the child brushes to get , do you think he would do this or may be think its funny he has blue teeth.
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@apky12 (775)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I have a 1 year old and a 2 year old. I always let them start first and then I have to finish for them so I know their teeth are clean. Since they are so young, I tell them they have to let me finish for them to get their milk in the morning. That's our routine.
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@samraf (725)
• India
31 Jan 07
heheheh very funny... ask them you will get chocolate if they will clean their teeth properly and in an better way. i think that would work ;) Regards.
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