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Invent Boston designs and develops original products to add science + whimsy to  every day tasks at home.   Our first product is a Two Minute timer, Two Minute Turtle, a visual timer. The Two Minute Turtle helps children and adults focus on two minute tasks such as brushing teeth, physical therapy, taking a shower and speaking (practicing a presentation or learning a language).

When To Start Brushing a Child's Teeth?

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Designing to add whimsy to the every day at home from experience.  First product? A visual timer, Two Minute Turtle.

When To Start Brushing a Child's Teeth?

Virginia Berman

The short answer is…before they get teeth, around 5 months. Start by wiping the gums with a clean cloth or rubbery finger cap. And schedule a dentist appointment after her first tooth appears, at about a year old.

This youtube shows how to brush teeth in the littlest ones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-3a-r5yBhM

Start to brush their teeth with a toothbrush at around a year old. Learn from our mistakes. Our daughter had 7 cavities at age 4, her first dentist appointment! That was too late!

Make brushing fun and kids will do it more readily. Starting the habit young will help a lot. Good luck. I know you’ll do better than we did.

Make Brushing Fun with the Two Minute Turtle Timer