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A 45-year-old member asked:

what should i do to motivate my son to brush his teeth every night?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Simple: Just show him aunt nellie who wears false teeth. Then tell him he does not need to brush all of his teeth just the ones he wants to keep.
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Make it fun: Create a game which is fun... There is a cute video of a chimpanzee brushing and flossing. Take your child to a pedodontist who will help create good healthy habits & make dentist visits happy & fun as possible. If you create a habit of going a minimum of 2 times each year and show your child the same example for you and his other parent. Be very positive when you speak about going to the dentist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Brushing: Make it a family affair. Brush with him. Play his favorite song on your smart phone and both of you brush the entire length of the song. Your son should be brushing twice a day for 2 full minutes by the clock. You should be flossing him once a day to clean where no toothbrush can reach. He MUST see Dentist (best would be Pediatric Dental Specialist) 2x/year beginning at 1st b'day.

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A 30-year-old female asked:

How can I make my son say any words ?He don't say anything &he got no teeth until now, is that normal

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on how old your child is. If your child is >15 months old and not speaking yet, see your pediatrician. You can read: http://sparkspeds.Blogspot.Com/2011/07/major-speech-milestones.Html to learn more.
A 40-year-old member asked:

My son turned 1 today and he still has no teeth. Why?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera answered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: It may take up to 18 months of age before you see tooth eruption.
A 36-year-old member asked:

At which age will my son start losing teeth?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Varies: A child's baby teeth (primary teeth) begin to loosen and fall out on their own to make room for permanent teeth at about age 6. Timing can vary, though, and girls generally lose baby teeth earlier than do boys. The last baby teeth typically fall out by age 12 or 13.
A 41-year-old member asked:

My son is 21 months old, and still no teeth. Is this really abnormal?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Probably: Usualyy a child has a number of teeth by now.Check with your pediatrician or a pediatric dentist for problems.It could still be normal varient.
A 30-year-old member asked:

I've noticed teeny white spots on my sons teeth.What could it be?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 51 years experience
Not to worry: Enamel hypocalcification is a defect of tooth enamel in which normal amounts of enamel are produced but are under mineralized. An analogy to them are like the white spots that you see on your finger nails. If they are not aesthetically pleasing they can be made to be less noticeable. There was an article once written 101 reasons why, sometimes trauma when the tooth is developing or a fever...

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