This post is mostly full of questions. I’m sorry I don’t have anything informative or entertaining to share! 🙂 I’m in a (friendly) argument with one of my friends over when you should start brushing a toddlers teeth.
Side A: You should start brushing your toddlers teeth when he or she has teeth. Starting from an early age forms a healthy habit and teaches them young about why/when we brush our teeth. It also leads to healthy mouth and gums and (could possibly, right?) prevent cavities!
Side B: There is no point in brushing your toddlers teeth until all his or her teeth fall out. They’re going to fall out anyways – what’s the point of brushing them?
I’ll let you guess what side I stand on. 🙂
When did you start brushing your toddlers teeth?
Do you do it at night after bath/shower or in the morning, or both?!
Has a dentist ever told you when you should start?
Have you ever taken your two, three, four year old to the dentist and had to fork over a huge wad of cash because they have cavities?? Just wondering because I’m terrified of that happening.
Is it more important that the parents brush their teeth to make sure we are actually cleaning the teeth and gums, or is it okay to let the toddler do it by themselves for fun and practice even though a whole lot of tooth scrubbing might not be happening? (Wow longest sentence ever.)
What do you think?