Oral Health

Question
Posted by: ST | 2008/11/27

Q.

Baby wont brush teeth!

Please help! I can not get my 2 year old to open his mouth so I can brush his teeth! He screams blue murder but doesnt open his mouth 9quite a mean feat i think!)! I have tried to let him brush himself (chew on toothbrush with baby toothpaste) , let him brush my teeth while I brush his, all the tricks in the book. He only drinks from a sippy cup - has since 12 months - so bittle not a problem. His teeth look fine to me, but I am worried about problems I cant see.

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

try brushing without tothpaste while he is asleep. but you will have to find a way to brush his teeth in a regular manner asap. Sorry but there's not much I can suggest in this case

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