Because she refuses to brush them.
Every time I break out the toothbrush, Playette flips out. She'll sign "brush teeth" and act it out it all day, but the actual act? Akin to torture in her eyes.
You should see how I have to do it.
And then I feel like traumatizing her with the experience really isn't helping my long-term goal.
I sing songs, I dance, I entertain, I model the behavior I want to see.
Any tips, oh wise ones?
This morning, though, she did go into the drawer in our bathroom and take out the toothbrush that I use when I travel (oh, and yay for mad fine motor skillz, but dang are things harder when she can open bottles and other typically-hard-to-open thingees). So, yeah, at first I assumed that she wouldn't get it open because sometimes I have trouble with it, but nope. A couple of minutes later, there she was:
Soooo, do I just get her a grown-up brush? Is that the issue, maybe?
BD says she looks like an inmate when I take pics of her up against the plain wall like this. Ha!