What is the best method for cleaning a toddler's teeth?
My 15 month old would let me clean her bottom with no problem, but put up a real fight to get her top teeth cleaned.
Try to teach her how to do it in front of a mirror, buy showing her how you do it with your tooth brush!
I would make up a game, maybe you should go back to using a soft baby face cloth to clean her teeth top and bottom. Right now, she may still feel uncomfortable with a toothbrush.
Diligence, patience, and trying different methods, try consulting eith your pediatrician.
Maybe let her use one brush for fun and in meantime brush with another making sure you get to these hard to reach spaces.
Well first off, I'd build up anticipation for learning about cleaning teeth. Example; looking at pictures of babies brushing their teeth, watching videos of little ones cleaning their teeth, talking about it, having her watch you clean your teeth while you show her that it's fun, etc. You can start off just using your finger, and gradually move on to a "finger brush" which is a rubber device you put on that you can gently brush her teeth with. A washcloth over your finger can work as well. Basically get her used to the idea of cleaning your teeth as being fun, and it gets easier from there.
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