I read that kids shouldn’t use toothpaste until a certain age but when should they start brushing their teeth twice a day?
So my 19 month old has suddenly decided he hates brushing teeth... He was doing fine with it, and one day he wanted to do it himself so I let him and I helped. Now he won't brush himself and battles me, he won't go along with me brushing his teeth at all. Any one been through this? It's never been an issue until this last week.
My daughter just turned 1 last week — she has 6 teeth total, 4 top and 2 bottom, but has 2 more coming in on top! She DESPISES me coming anywhere near her with the brush, and she’s not really there as far as doing it herself. I tried the “finger” brushes, a soft rubber texture brush that slips over my finger to see if she’d simply chew so I could get a bit of brushing in but she fuuuusses. A... More
My mom thinks I’m silly for wanting to get my LO a tooth brush at 12 months, but she has 9 teeth already and is eating a lot of different food. I don’t normally give her too much processed sugar, but for her first birthday party this past Saturday she did manage to get her hands on quite a bit throughout the day from multiple family members and her smash cake. aI know some of my babysitters fee... More
FYI, he also hates it when I try to wipe his face and his hands 😖
I have a question about space maintainers. My daughter just got her baby molar removed and the dentist offered a space maintainer. The dentist was not very cathegoric about it, because my daughter's permanent molars are in alreasy. But since insurance covers it 100%, she said why not. So I don't know. Do we really need it? If your kid has it, how does it feel? Any problems related to i... More
I was told recently that my 5 year old needs one silver cap/crown over one molar. They also are highly pushing me to use nitrous gas to “sedate” him for the silver cap. I’m very hesitant to do that especially because because I dont know if I can wait longer to get it done since they are baby teeth, or if anyone’s been in similar situation and got it done and how there experience was. I’m scared... More
Hi everyone! Our first tooth finally cut through baby’s gums (though it isn’t all the way out yet). How did you introducing tooth/teeth brushing? I would like to brush her new tooth before bed to avoid decay, but I’m not sure how that will go—she normally feeds then practically falls asleep in my arms at bedtime. I’m worried that brushing her teeth will throw her off and wake her up again 🤷... More
In the past two days my two year old son would not eat because he came down with some kind of stomach bug. He is feeling better now and I can get him to eat but when I get him to eat now he will eat some and then hold his mouth and say “ow”. Could he be teething again? I am pretty sure he has all his teeth but maybe not or maybe one is growing in some more I don’t know. Anyone have any clue tha... More
My daughter eats lots of fruits and veggies and i give her some table food as well which in our household is almost always seasoned in some way. So she ends up with breath that smells like garlic or ginger or something. I typically wash her mouth with a washcloth at bath time and she has a toothbrush that she is accustomed to holding and chewing. That isnt working out so great anymore. To get h... More
Hello every one. So recently my 18 month old has been vomiting few minutes after we brush teeth. I have been brushing hes gums and teeth since 3 months at first just with water and the finger brush once he popped out hes first tooth my pediatrician asked me to use the oraljel training toothbrush and it's been the past month or two that I use the Crest kids cavity toothpaste. Has this ever h... More
Our pediatrician said that my 2 year old is getting an indentation at the roof of his mouth from sucking his thumb. It could prevent him from pronouncing words correctly and possible braces when he’s older. He just turned two so he doesn’t exactly understand that he has to stop. Other than the gunk you can put on their thumbs - what else have you tried?
My daughter (25 months) fell and chipped one of her front teeth. She is fine and happy, my wife is, understandably, devastated about it ("It's our daughters perfect smile" in a sense). We took her to the dentist and they said we had 3 options - 1. Do nothing, she might be sensitive to temperatures, but other than that everything will be fine (but my wife would see it everyday an... More