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Set to Start Brushing teeth.

Senthil Kumar Sekar
1 to 3 years

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Updated on Jul 09, 2014

    My Son is 1. 10 years old and he is ready to brush his teeth. What is the best way to start/brushing. Any Suggestions for Toothbrush and Toothpaste is much appreciated?

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Senthil Kumar Sekar

| Jul 14, 2014

Nitin & Sonali - Thanks for your response

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DrSonali Bassi

| Jul 09, 2014

Hi Senthil,congrats to the proud mum .you can start with a finger brush if there are a few teeth, but if there are more than 7-8 teeth then a normal soft children brush of any good company will help you do the job. Since he is just 1. 1 years even if he does not use a paste initially it is alright otherwise as mentioned above you can try the kids paste which are mostly fluoride free, so that even if he swallows it is alright. but I would suggest a very little paste (just for the sake of using). make sure you inculcate the habit of night brushing right from this young age. All the best.

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nitin

| Jul 09, 2014

Hey Senthil! That's great... this can be a lot of fun for your son if introduced to nicely. Try the toothpaste which are especially made for children, some of them come with special flavours too.... u could get one of your son's favourite flavours may be. Also, the chld-toothbrush have most gentle bristles, and are different to the adult ones. There are multiple options available for toddler brush and toothpastes now a days among various brands.

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