Palos Pediatric Dentistry

It’s difficult to brush my baby’s teeth. What can I do?

I don’t have any better way to get your baby to cooperate than you do.  Here’s my advice: be consistent, don’t get frustrated, do your best.  If you’re getting the fluoride toothpaste in her mouth, you’re doing some good.  Some babies are more difficult with brushing than others, it’s just part of who we are.  If you’re really concerned, use your energy and frustration to motivate yourself to keep them away from juice and sweets.  That will more than make up for any deficiencies with tooth brushing.