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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 17:13 PM   11
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I still brush my boys' teeth cause when I was little my brother and I brushed our own teeth and did a bad job and had to have fillings. I hope this won't happen to mine!

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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 19:22 PM   12
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My DS1 is five in two days and he brushes his own teeth. He has done for about the past year as it became a massive battle of wills where he wanted to do it himself and would pack a massive tantrum if I insisted on doing it. Most of the time he does a really good job. I supervise him doing it as I usually brush his 2 year old brotherís teeth at the same time, so if I see him slacking or skipping an area I tell him to do it again. I probably brush his teeth once a week at this point when he says heís too tired to do it. He has regular dental check ups and his teeth are perfect.

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Old Oct 27th, 2017, 05:54 AM   13
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My kids have brushed independently since about age 4. They have dental appointments every six month and both sets of teeth are great so far!

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Old Oct 27th, 2017, 09:27 AM   14
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At around 4 years old

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Old Oct 28th, 2017, 16:02 PM   15
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I tend to encourage her to do her own in the morning and in the evening either I will do it or she will start and I will finish off.

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Old Nov 1st, 2017, 12:05 PM   16
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When DS was first getting his teeth my dentist advised that I brush them until he is 8 and then supervise him. He's 7 now and although they brushed them at nursery and in P1 & 2 I continue to do them at home.

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Old Nov 2nd, 2017, 07:18 AM   17
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Probably about 3.5, but I still went back and did it again after just to be sure. Now at nearly 5, she does it most times, but sometimes I do give it a once over just to make sure it's done well.

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Old Nov 2nd, 2017, 11:23 AM   18
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I always brush her teeth. She is 4. She can do it quite well but i either always start it off and she finishes it or i just do it. I didnt realise it was common to let them do it on their own at this age. I reckon ill do/help until she is in school next year for sure if not for another couple of years.

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Old Nov 3rd, 2017, 07:38 AM   19
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I brush my son's teeth then he goes over it himself. He brushes by himself at school. Our dentist recommends that a parent helps to brush until the child is 8.

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Old Nov 3rd, 2017, 12:12 PM   20
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We let our DD try brushing herself at 8. She wasn't doing the best job at it and our dentist told us that the dexterity to do a good job at brushing teeth is 10 (we had thought 8 previously as well) and that he still brushes/checks his kids teeth. So we have gone back to brushing/giving her teeth a once over after she brushes. (she did fine with the electric toothbrush but when that went and she went back to manual brushing she wasn't being thorough enough)

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