So I’ve blogged many a times about teething but nothing about what to do once the teeth are in! Caelum has most of his teeth- he is only missing the ‘eye teeth’ up front. With my first I was wiping her gums with a wash cloth very early and brushed regularly twice a day once her teeth came in.
Now my life is a bit more hectic and Caelum’s very lucky to have gotten his teeth brushed even once. So because of that he absolutely will not let me brush them. He throws such a fit that if I want to actually brush them I would have to have someone hold him down! Coincidentally my daughter loves brushing her teeth so I suggest starting early even if you think it un-necessary!
Some other recommendations include: not drinking juice from a bottle, not drinking too much juice (cutting it with water helps), not putting to bed with a bottle (whether milk or juice), not too much candy or sugar, no soda, brushing twice a day, and (flossing when age appropriate).
As far as how to get Caelum to let me brush his teeth i’m at a loss. Any suggestions?