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20 month old suddenly hysterical over teeth brushing?
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Age 1
Current recommendation is that children see Dentist @ Age 1 for 1st Exam. If you have done this Dentist or Pediatric Dental Specialist has created a baseline.
Reexamination can reveal deviation from the baseline. Please call for evaluation.

In brief: Age 1
Current recommendation is that children see Dentist @ Age 1 for 1st Exam. If you have done this Dentist or Pediatric Dental Specialist has created a baseline.
Reexamination can reveal deviation from the baseline. Please call for evaluation.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Changes
Toddlers frequently get upset over transitions, even ones that they have had before.
Pick your battles. Offer her the tooth brush and make it a game. Talk about it when it isn't an issue. Give her choices where you can- let her choose what color toothbrush.. Avoid making it into a big fight- if nothing else works, wipe her teeth with a washcloth until she gets through this.

In brief: Changes
Toddlers frequently get upset over transitions, even ones that they have had before.
Pick your battles. Offer her the tooth brush and make it a game. Talk about it when it isn't an issue. Give her choices where you can- let her choose what color toothbrush.. Avoid making it into a big fight- if nothing else works, wipe her teeth with a washcloth until she gets through this.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
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Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: What changed?
I would consider any changes that might have happened: teething can cause discomfort and testiness, did you change tooth paste? Some toothpastes have a burning sensation for some.
Change toothbrushes? Stay with a very soft bristle brush. Did you bump a sore area with the brush, causing a reaction with subsequent brushings? Until they settle down, you might try using a wash cloth.

In brief: What changed?
I would consider any changes that might have happened: teething can cause discomfort and testiness, did you change tooth paste? Some toothpastes have a burning sensation for some.
Change toothbrushes? Stay with a very soft bristle brush. Did you bump a sore area with the brush, causing a reaction with subsequent brushings? Until they settle down, you might try using a wash cloth.
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Gary Chapman
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