Question by Alison:
Why is it that so many people on here give the advice that toddlers do not need to brush their teeth?

I have read post after post where people are are telling moms or caregivers not to worry about brushing their children teeth until they are 3-4 years old!! To me that’s just CRAZY! Baby teeth should be taken care of too- so what if they are replaced later with permanent teeth! Who wants their children teeth to rot?? Plus instruct them young about good oral hygiene.

I just hate to think that there are parents out there who do not brush their children teeth! I would feel so guilty taking care of mine and not taking care of my helpless toddler’s teeth!

What a shame!
It’s mostly on questions where a parent is having a difficult time getting the kid to cooperate when people jump on the ‘they do not need them brushed’ or ‘they are too young’ band wagon.

I like to help out on those questions because my daughter was very difficult when it came to teeth brushing too. But she loves it now.

It just surprises me at some of the responses.


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Answer by Eyes of Green
baby teeth rotting is not good, my godson had his pulled at 3 and it took a very very long time for his permanent teeth to grow in and because he did not have teeth for so long he has a speech problem

Answer by miss dont jnow
not everyone i have had my children to the dentist since they whre babies just to maintain good oral hygiene and also n 2 b scard o dentists that y toothpaste designd for children from 6 mths old n just 3/4 yr olds wit planet they cum fae

Answer by vanessa
because they are not dentists physicians or in the medical field you are asking laypeople on yahoo instead of a professional makes sense doesnt it now call a dentist please.

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