How often should a 2 year old brush his or her teeth daily? 1x? 2x? 3x?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    twice a day-- once in the morning and once at night.

    as a toddler, its as much about establishing the habit as it is about actually keeping their teeth clean. make sure they learn to brush the roof of their mouths and their tongues, too!

    hope this helps

    Source(s): my older sister is mom of 5 kids under the age of 7
  • 1 decade ago

    At least 2 times a day. My children brush their teeth in the morning and before bedtime. If they eat something during the day that is extra sweet or gooey, I have them brush their teeth. They should also get in the habit of flossing, which I know is hard to do. There are dental floss/picks on the market that are easier for children to use. Use them once and throw them away. No pulling, measuring, and wrapping floss around fingers. And don't forget that rinsing is very important. At 2 years old, I told my kids "we brush our teeth to get rid of the sugar bugs that could cause cavities." They get their turn to brush and then I get my turn to brush their teeth. Then they rinse and spit and watch the "sugar bugs" (food particles) go down the drain. This makes it fun for even the most reluctant brusher.

    Source(s): Mother of 4.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hey Hon,

    There are varying opinions on this:

    Some say after every meal, others say upon waking and before bed.

    My cousin used to brush his teeth after every meal or snack and excetera and he is now about thirty. He has the most beautiful teeth imaginable and he used to drink soda and kool-aide like water.

    Doesn't hurt to brush, just make sure you aren't applying too much pressure and are using a tooth paste that is recommended by your dentist or pediatrician(I don't recommend using metedent, not even for yourself! It can cause ridges in your teeth!).

    Hope this helps!

  • 1 decade ago

    2x once after breakfast and once before bed help him/her brush to make sure that all the teeth are getting brushed. Some kids at that age don't do a very good job on thier own.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    My son whose 2 and a half is on a teeth brushing schedule:

    1 when he gets up in the morning (toddler morning breath is somethin' else!)

    2 before naptime

    3 before bedtime

    We make it fun..he has a Winnie The Pooh Sonic toothbrush that he loves using.

    Best of luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    I am a dentist asst and they should def brush before bed that is the most important time for any one to brush b/c you don't want to sleep with all that crud on your teeth. try and do it after every meal or once in the morning and at night

  • 1 decade ago

    I would go with 2 times a day. Once in the morning, once at night. Important thing though is to rinse mouth after eating any type of sweet item.

    Source(s): self
  • KathyS
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Dentists used to say 3X a day but thats hard to do. My kids brush after breakfast and before they go to bed.

  • 1 decade ago

    3 times if you can but do it at least once in the morning after breakfast and once b4 bed. 2 a day will get the habbit started then once they get used to it you can maybe start 3 times but that is up too.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i never brushed mine & now at 47 i still dont brush them JUST throw them in with the dirty clothes once a week ---so brushing 2 a day is a good idea lol

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