Brushing teeth.. When to start??

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  1. Constantstar

    Constantstar Well-Known Member

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    Owens front two teeth seem to be poking through quite a lot now so just wondering.. When do i start brushing them? X
     
  2. Lacey's Mummy

    Lacey's Mummy Well-Known Member

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    I started as soon as they came through xx
     
  3. hopefulmummy

    hopefulmummy Well-Known Member

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    The dentist told me as soon as you see their teeth. But then again, he also tells Me to floss every day!!
     
  4. littlemiss83

    littlemiss83 Well-Known Member

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    As soon as their first tooth comes thro & you have to brush their teeth for them until they are able to write their name out (said this on an NHS poster at my dentist..my actual dentist confirmed it)

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  5. tinkerbell86

    tinkerbell86 Well-Known Member

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    I tried when Los teeth started coming through but he used to cry so I waited till they seemed to stop growing then started. I think his little gums were sore where they were still growing! My friends lo was fine but his teeth took ages to come through properly!
     
  6. titch

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    my LO wont let me brush them for him but he does it himself. Im wondering if I should somehow make him let me do it. Sounds like a 2 man job though!
     
  7. catty1

    catty1 Well-Known Member

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    As babies the toothpaste is more important than the toothbrush. Just rubbing some onthe teeth with your finger is good enough while they are still growing through
     

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