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How to help your toddler to brush their teeth

From getting them to stay still, to opening their mouths, to actually getting the toothbrush near their mouth at all, lots of us have toddlers who aren't so keen on this toothbrushing thing.

Here are some tips from mums and dads who've been there that might help your wee one get a bit more enthusiastic about brushing their teeth!

If your toddler is afraid of the toothbrush

Games to play so your toddler will let you brush their teeth

Games to teach them to brush their own teeth

More toothbrushing help

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Image of the 'Childsmile' logo with an illustration of a smiling child on it.

For more advice and information on toothbrushing, visit the Childsmile website.

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Last updated: 3 Feb, 2021