Question: How Long Should You Brush Your Child Teeth? I have a two year old and just wondering about what age should he be able to brush his own teeth?
Reply: It can take many years before a child develops the fine motor coordination need to do a good job at brushing their teeth. Some dentist advises that parent brushes or help a child to brush their teeth until the child can neatly write his or her own name. You will need to use your own judgment but consider between ages six and eight as the time for your child to take on the job of keeping their teeth clean and healthy.