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How to take care of a young child's teeth if he won't cooperate?
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In brief: Make it routine
Routines always help, as kids know what comes next.
May i suggest you get 2 toothbrushes one that your child uses and the other one that you "help" him out with. That way you give him a bit of control and you teach him the basics at the same time. Brush your teeth together, so he can associate the activity as a "family" one!

In brief: Make it routine
Routines always help, as kids know what comes next.
May i suggest you get 2 toothbrushes one that your child uses and the other one that you "help" him out with. That way you give him a bit of control and you teach him the basics at the same time. Brush your teeth together, so he can associate the activity as a "family" one!
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Martin Raff
Great answer. Game playing or reward behavior is more likely to succeed than demands or threats.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Agree. Very important. More and more severe dental problems being seen; require general anesthesia and lots of work to fix. Ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: Pediatric dentist
A good pediatric dentist can demonstraet it to you.

In brief: Pediatric dentist
A good pediatric dentist can demonstraet it to you.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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