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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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Invent Boston designs the Two Minute Turtle Timer.  The Two Minute Turtle Timer, helps make toothbrushing more fun. Focused brushing on the flipper corresponding to the corner of the mouth. It’s a quadrant toothbrush timer and the Two Minute Turtle Timer makes other two minute tasks more fun, like holding poses, transitions, showers, toilet training, and speaking in meetings. Kids with autism appreciate the visual cues.

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

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