We started brushing our dog Granby's teeth when he was a little puppy. As a result, he comes running at the call of 'teeth time' and starts salivating before I can even get the toothpaste on the brush. Chris and I are diligent with our oral hygiene too, so I figured Eloise would be a natural. Not so.
Perhaps it's because we didn't introduce the toothbrush soon enough or didn't take teeth brushing seriously at the start, but brushing Eloise's teeth was a struggle akin to a WWE match. It upset me that brushing made Eloise cry and I certainly didn't want her to develop some sort of a complex because of traumatic teeth brushing experiences. Teeth brushing was getting to be as bad as cutting Eloise's nails, and anyone with a child knows that that is the worst job ever.