Your toddler's favorite phrase may very well be, "I can do it myself!" And although getting dressed, potty training and even self-feeding means handing over some of that control to your little one, dental hygiene is one area where your toddler still needs assistance. Even if your little one can use a toothbrush solo, hygiene habits and technique take time to develop.
If your stubborn little ones insist on their independence, some dental health activities for toddlers can help teach oral health and proper technique. Eventually, those independent oral hygiene skills will be up to snuff.