I can understand that! And you're doing the right thing by helping them. We recommend assisting them with brushing until the age of 8. Some good tools to make your life simpler is an electric toothbrush with a timer. You can also have him brush with something like "plaque HD" that dies any plaque blue, that way when you're brushing after, it makes the work easier on you.
Dr. Barbara Utermark
Marc D. Thomas
brushing responsibilities the better off the child will be in the long
run. ideally you want to establish good habits as early as possible and
that includes brushing after, at the very least, breakfast and dinner. a
child can begin to share the brushing routine and be given more
responsibility by the time they can handle a fork and knife by
themselves. this exhibits good manual dexterity and therefore competency
to brush properly. getting them to stay in there long enough (at least 2
minutes) is another story ;))
decide when to allow solo brushing...
when a child is able to properly tie their own shoe lace, it is time for
some independent brushing, since the dexterity need to tie a shoe lace is
the same needed to manipulate the toothbrush in the molar regions. I hope
Be sure to stop by for a visit so that we may evaluate further.
Thanks and I hope to see you soon.