03-16-2014 08:58 PM
03-18-2014 09:36 AM
If you have a smartphone or tablet, there is a new Disney Magic Timer, which is free. It has them brush for a minute with their favorite Disney characters or Marvel characters. My son loves it! Plus it also allows you to scan you tooth bruch/tooth paste and if there is a character on the package it incorporates that into their brushing.
With it only being a minute timer I let him do it for that minute, then I do it again. : )
04-15-2014 11:19 AM
First, I want to remind you that kids under the age of 8 don't even have the skills to brush their teeth correctly. Our dentist told us we should be doing it for them.
Make her feel in control, take her to pick out all of her dental goodies. Lead by example. Not the best idea, but this worked: My husband has a friend that has no teeth because he never took care of them. My husband made sure the kids knew that and asked his friend to explain to the what happened. His friend was happy to do it because he didn't have anyone to teach him how important it was when he was a kid
05-31-2014 10:02 AM
05-31-2014 10:28 PM
I used to pin my daughter down to brush her teeth but then I found that it is much easier to brush her teeth in the tub. I get her in the tub and while the tub is filling up I brush her teeth. For some reason she is more comfortable in the tub. She is going to be 2 1/2 next month. I have brushed her gums and teeth from the day she was born and we still had issues for a couple weeks.
09-23-2014 11:25 AM
We experience this a lot at our dental office. We typically start seeing children at the age of 3 unless something happens (your child falls down and chips a tooth or has discoloration). There is an Oral-B Disney app that you can download on your phone or computer that times them and is interactive. We usually recommend an electronic toothbrush mainly because it does a great job and is able to get more brush strokes in and be thorough simply by swiping the toothbrush along the teeth. (It's can be very challenging to try to properly brush childrens teeth because they just looove to squirm all over haha!... we think this does the trick!) We've even had a couple parents that say they have a race with their child to see who can make it to their toothbrush first or who can brush the longest etc. We hope this helps. If you have questions feel free to reach our office at www.LakebrinkDental.com