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Old Nov 3rd, 2017, 13:15 PM   21
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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!
Fingers crossed!! Thomas having bad teeth is a worry of mine as mine aren't great. He just had a dentist appointment and his teeth are perfect I'm so relieved.



 
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Old Nov 3rd, 2017, 17:41 PM   22
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Mine had their teeth checked at their school when a dental nurse came to visit and they were ok too. I should make a proper appointment though cause like you my teeth are not great. Though I have not had any fillings in the last 10 or so years.



 
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Old Nov 3rd, 2017, 18:17 PM   23
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Gracie brushes her own teeth and has done since she was about 6 months old. We go over them when she is done. She's actually really good at it. She's getting an electric tooth brush for Christmas.



 
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Old Nov 4th, 2017, 11:13 AM   24
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she is nearly 5 and we still do a once over. she's had a lot of dental work done already and has a spacer where things get stuck so its essential



 
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Old Nov 5th, 2017, 12:12 PM   25
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4 but we go over them to make sure they are done properly



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2017, 12:43 PM   26
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Violet just turned 5. Fine motor skills are not a strength of hers and from the reading I've done, a good guideline is that when they have the coordination to tie their shoes, they have the coordination to brush their teeth. She's just now getting the hang of wiping after she poops and even still, she often makes a big mess of it by wiping before she's done pooping. So... if she's just getting the hang of that, I suspect teeth brushing is down the line a bit. I do feel, however, that she needs to start learning to do it which I've mentioned to her.

As for those who say they let their kid do it and then go back over them, I tried that method, but it was confusing for her (why are you brushing my teeth if I just did it?) and she got upset about it, so we just stick to me or my husband brushing them. Over the course of this year, I'll be trying to get her more involved in it.



 
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Old Nov 8th, 2017, 12:44 PM   27
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My kids are 8, 5, and 3... and I still brush all of their teeth for them! I do let the older two kids brush first and I finish it up for them. I start the 3 year old and then he always asks to brush by himself when I am done.



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Old Nov 8th, 2017, 13:12 PM   28
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My kids are 8, 5, and 3... and I still brush all of their teeth for them! I do let the older two kids brush first and I finish it up for them. I start the 3 year old and then he always asks to brush by himself when I am done.
Teeth are important. No need to rush them to independence with it.



 
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