Category Archives : Toothbrushing & Dental Health


A New Year’s Resolution for a Cavity-Free Year

Here’s to a new year committed to healthy, cavity-free teeth for us and our kids! Brush each morning and before bedtime AFTER milk. Floss your children’s teeth once your dentist recommends it. Check out our toothbrushing tips for parents at http://gooseling.com/toothbrushing-tips which includes a free story based on the Cavity Dragons app available in iTunes.   Please […]


Top Ten Toothbrushing Tips 1

Cavities are the number one chronic disease among young children, and therefore, toothbrushing is critical. (http://www2.aap.org/oralhealth/) 10. Adult teeth are under the baby teeth, so cavities can spread to them. 9. You need to brush as well until your child is old enough to brush thoroughly. Test your child with a teddy bear. 8. Brush […]


Coaxing Our Kids to Brush Their Teeth, A Tale of Diversions & Tribulations

One of the biggest challenges we hear parents talk about – and our own experience reinforces – is getting our children to brush their teeth. When they are little it can be just the beginning act of getting them to open their mouths long enough to get those first furtive but all important cleanings in […]

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Overcoming Toothbrushing Challenges with Young Children

When my son got his first tooth, I proudly brushed his teeth with a finger brush and some fancy organic toothpaste. He loved it, like a real live mouth massage and his sore gums. Then, some time before 2 yrs old, “I do it myself” kicked in, and he refused to let me brush his […]