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how many times per day does your 3 yo brush his/her teeth (or get them brushed)?

  • never

    Votes: 24 49.0%
  • once a day

    Votes: 22 44.9%
  • twice a day

    Votes: 2 4.1%
  • three times a day

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • more than three times a day

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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<p>He brushes them himself in the morning with an electric toothbrush (and I finish up), at night I brush them with a regular toothbrush and then floss.   </p>
 

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When ds1 was 3, it was twice a day (not hardcore though- we did skip sometimes). I've read that after 12hours, the bacteria on your teeth are worm shaped (and apparently can do more damage). I'll see if I can find the link.<br><br><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.zelliescleanwhiteteeth.com/Zellie-Mouth-Care-System.aspx" target="_blank">Here it is</a>:
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<div class="quote-block">Brushing every 12 hours is important because bacteria that grown on teeth become tubular or worm-like after this amount of time. These harmful bacteria grow and multiply in the deeper layers closest to the tooth. More germs attach on the outside, forming a barrier that cuts off oxygen, causing germs to change and become anaerobic. At this point they become damaging cavity-forming bacteria that take minerals out of teeth and inflame gums.</div>
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<p>Dd is 3y10m.  It used to be 2x a day, but now that dh has taken over bedtime, he usually doesn't brush her teeth.  So, I do it with her in the am and sometimes in the afternoon or evening too, but she only has it done consistently 1x a day.</p>
 

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<p>I have an 8 yr old that I am lucky I get one time a day out of her. She hates to brush her teeth, hates baths too. :(</p>
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<p>I voted 2 but there are days where whenever he goes in the bathroom he wants to brush his teeth....then there are days I struggle to get him to brush once.  lol the joys of a 4y/o!</p>
 

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<p>Our routine for DS (3yo) is brush after breakfast and before bedtime.  When its mama's turn for these tasks, he brushes (with encouragement) as much as he feels and I finish to complete at least a 2 minute brushtime (usually with protest).  If dad remembers brushing its usually just instruction to "go and brush", I don't think there's follow-up.  I noticed today though that DS's teeth are not looking great around the gumline.  We haven't been to the dentist yet - so I'm wondering if now is the time?  </p>
 

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<p>Glad to hear someone else's family is on this schedule!  Sometimes I brush my teeth after breakfast, but I rarely even get my hair brushed...<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mamadelbosque</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285626/how-many-times-per-day-does-your-3-yo-brush-his-her-teeth-or-get-them-brushed#post_16118792"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Same as everybody else in the house - once a day right before bed. </p>
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<p>twice a day, morning and night.  in the morning she brushes them herself and then I go back over them ("checking her work").  in the evening, I brush them for her.</p>
 

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<p>we shoot for morning and night.</p>
 
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