child with toy and dentist   

  1. Use a small smear of toothpaste (half the size of a pea)
  2. Stand behind them and let them watch in the mirror. It helps them know that you are in control and also makes them feel secure.
  3. Sing a song
  4. Consistency. Making brushing part of your toddlers normal routine will help them know what to expect each night.
  5. Lift the upper lip!! Younger children are susceptible to cavities on the 4 front teeth so make sure you don’t miss this spot, even when they are protesting!!
  6. Keep up the good work!! We know this age group can be a struggle!!