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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 06:24 AM   1
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What age did your kids brush their own teeth?


Just curious really as I'm sure my 5 year old would still not do a good enough job to brush her teeth solo.



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 07:00 AM   2
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Just before turning 5? He brushed his teeth at nursery too so learned quite quickly how to brush properly, however I still supervise and go over if needed.



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 07:40 AM   3
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Rio brushes his own teeth. But occasionally I’ll brush them before or after him on an evening. He seems to do a good job to be honest, he’s always brushed alone though since he was a toddler then I’ve ‘finished’ them off after x



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 07:46 AM   4
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My eldest is almost 7 and I still give hers a quick going over when she is done. It looks like she does a decent job but I'd rather be sure. Says on the toothpaste 'Help your child with brushing until they are at least 7 years old' so when she moans (which she has never really done tbf) I just show her that. My 4yr old does a good job too but I still brush hers afterwards too and will continue to do so for a while yet!



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 08:15 AM   5
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4 sometimes with help



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 08:24 AM   6
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My ds1 is 6 and I still brush his. He doesn't mind at all



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 10:12 AM   7
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Not sure about my sister as she is older and I don't remember, but my mum certainly brushed my brother's and mine until we were about 10! Not because we were incapable in any way (sleepovers at other kids' houses weren't a problem or anything), but merely because she was always going to do a better job until we were old enough to really care about hygiene, cleanliness and keeping our teeth in good shape.

I'll be 30 in 3 days and I've never had a filling or any sort of work done on my teeth, other than getting braces in my 20s purely because one tooth was slightly out of line and I was incredibly vain. My brother is 3 years younger and is the same.

Brush them as long as she will let you!



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 10:49 AM   8
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4, but I watch her and coach her occasionally. She usually does pretty good!



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 11:09 AM   9
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Both my girls have been doing theirs for a while by themselves . DD1 is nearly 5 and DD2 is nearly 2 but very wise and strong willed ! . I do go over their teeth after them mainly because I want to make sure they are defiantly clean although they both do a pretty good job !



 
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Old Oct 26th, 2017, 16:06 PM   10
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My son is nearly five and I let him brush his teeth in the morning and I brush his teeth before bed. We do have a good app though which shows them which section of teeth to brush and how long for etc.



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