Baby Toothbrushing

Updated 10-Feb-2021

My son at 10.5 months has six teeth, four up and two down. He's had them for a while now. He is very fussy around his mouth, because his mother has consistently forced a washcloth into his mouth to clean his teeth and gums. This means he avoids any cloth around his mouth (napkins, etc.) The main problem is the forcing, which he doesn't like (this had happened before with breastfeeding as well). Because he now has avoidance behavior it has become impossible to even force into the mouth. A ridiculous situation.

Backgrounder

Basic Brushing

- Brush the teeth and gums - Let the baby try themselves

How Do I Brush my Baby's Teeth

Knee to Knee Tooth Brushing

Finger Brush

Kids Dental Caries (Cavities)

How cavities are made (dental caries). Includes a great intro Tooth Brushing Song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3WhzglZ-lQ (embedding disabled)

Teething Tips

Fluoride and Children

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