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Old 01-17-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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humm Brushing a 5 yr old's teeth.

Getting E to brush her teeth is no fun. Usually involves bribing or yelling or her crying or whatever. I don't get this. I say stuff like, her teeth will rot out and she'll look awful and she says, good!
SO, I call her in and brush her teeth and she's mad that she has to.
You all were so helpful with the clothes questions, just thought I'd toss another problem out there.
And....as an fyi, threatening or yelling makes her even more stubborn and then she clamps her lips together and it just goes downhill from there.
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Have you tryed brushing your teeth with her as she is brushing hers?
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Tell her if she doesn't brush her teeth she will get cavities and that involves needles.
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That strong will is going to be a good thing when she is older, but hard on you right now! Have you tried letting her pick out her own toothbrush and toothpaste?

Tried making it a giggle game, where you sing a goofy song and make faces as she brushes or you brush?
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Hmmmm, right now I tell DD there are bugs in there and I got to get them out. Sometimes its spiders, but mostly ladybugs! We usually take turns, and she thinks its sooooo funny if I brush her tongue. She says it tickles. But, this idea, might be too young for E. Some of my friends with older kids think electric/battery operated tooth brushes are just so awesome. Might be worth a try.
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Hmmm, I read that you are supposed to brush for a certain amount of time that could be measured by singing a song. It's the same as Idigs advice basically, but maybe you could bet or dare her that she can't brush her teeth and sing the song...the whole song at the same time?
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Oh, yea, M went through a battery operated phase. He even had one that played music! It was only like 8 or 10 bucks.
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Oh, yea, M went through a battery operated phase. He even had one that played music! It was only like 8 or 10 bucks.
Yes, E has one, too. You can get a colgate one for like $5 and they have princess ones and Spongebob ones...I admit, I kinda assumed CU4A had one, .
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Yea....tried the battery ones, the pretty ones....all different types of toothpastes...she has had 4 cavaties and the needles and all that. I sing songs, try games, brush my teeth with her, and brush the tongue. She just says she shouldn't have to if she doesn't WANT to, since it's her teeth. SHe is VERY stubborn and always has a comeback. But all your ideas were great! I've tried them, though. Sigh.

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Hmmmm, right now I tell DD there are bugs in there and I got to get them out. Sometimes its spiders, but mostly ladybugs! We usually take turns, and she thinks its sooooo funny if I brush her tongue. She says it tickles. But, this idea, might be too young for E. Some of my friends with older kids think electric/battery operated tooth brushes are just so awesome. Might be worth a try.
The only thing that IS a new idea is Nat's bug idea. I could change it up some since she's older, but E HATES bugs. Terrified of spiders, etc. I wonder how I could work that in. But, I also don't want her thinking there are spiders in her mouth and all.
I don't know.
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You could tell her that spiders are attracted to unbrushed teeth and that if she doesn't brush them before bed they might want to crawl in there while she's sleeping...but that they HATE the smell of toothpaste...in the morning you could be checking to make sure none would think of comming near her during the day...?
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:30 PM   #11
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ooooh....that's good, Blue. At this point I'll try most anything. Thanks!
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Try to pretend you are rabid animals and see how much foam both of you can make with the paste and brush
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Our dentist calls them sugar bugs and gives us the red reveal tablets. Girls love using them. We have the electric toothbrushes. DD's really like those wisp brushes. Get em at the market in checkout for a buck or so. Maybe the sugar bug/ reveal tabs might help. Hope so.

How do you know a toothbrush was invented in Arkansas? If it was invented anywhere else it would have been called a Teethbrush.

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DD likes to use mouthwash afterward. She has the kind that you can see the "germs" that are left when she spits so she's always competing with herself to see if she can brush well enough not to have any "germs" left over when she does the mouthwash.
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Default Re: Brushing a 5 yr old's teeth.

i have such a hard time with my two yr old and brushing her teeth. I was hoping as she got older it would get easier, but I see your still having a hard time. They gave you good advice, i never considered natural toothpaste, but something to think about ( not sure she'll like it, since i thought she would love the flavored ones)..good luck and keep us posted on what worked for your little one
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M just started taking showers and loves brushing her teeth in the shower. I have no problem getting her to brush there. Otherwise its a battle.
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