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2 year olds tteth

(6 Posts)
bumbly Tue 06-Oct-09 20:44:07

how often do you brush yours

i always religiously give lo brush eve

but... mornings rarely as has breakfast late then

have had rush to play groups etc

never during day but does not eat many sweets except fruit pouches

is that bad?

do you brush once? twice? after meals?

have i been bad mum and is little on going to lose teeth

just suddenly hit me this morning ...that mornignins should be brushed

how do you spot bad/rotting/decay on teeth anyway?

Danthe4th Tue 06-Oct-09 20:47:31

Morning and evenings always have done, its a good habit to get into.

Seona1973 Tue 06-Oct-09 21:33:19

we brush ours before breakfast so we dont have to go back upstairs which would interfere with the school run. It is then done again just before bed.

DontCallMeBaby Tue 06-Oct-09 21:38:33

At that age, once - it was such a battle we couldn't face it more than once a day. Twice a day brushing has only started since school, because it's made the morning a little bit more structured. I do think we've been pretty lucky to get away with it though - DD has inherited DH's sweet tooth, but fortunately seems to have inherited my PHYSICAL teeth.

Seona1973 Wed 07-Oct-09 11:57:55

the british dental health foundation advises to brush before breakfast so I am actually doing something right!

You need to brush your teeth to remove all the plaque and to keep your teeth and gums healthy. It is important to brush your teeth twice a day while the plaque is still soft. Brushing your teeth should be part of your daily routine, just like washing your hands and face and brushing your hair. - Brush your teeth carefully for two minutes before breakfast and after your last drink before bedtime. - Choose a toothbrush with a small, soft head and toothpaste that has fluoride in it. (Fluoride is a mineral that helps to keep your teeth strong.) - Use small, round movements. The bristles of the brush should point towards the gum. Don?t forget to brush all the different sides and tops of your teeth. Everyone should visit the dentist regularly to make sure that their teeth and gums are healthy.

bumbly Thu 08-Oct-09 22:29:09

thank you very much

why before breakfast not after?

thanks so much for very comprehensive answers¬

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