Re: Brushing Teeth
My 2 year old loves spin brushes...she'll use a regular toothbrush, but i can do a better job with her spin brush. Also, as far as the toothpaste is concerned, with kids under 5 you put so little on their toothpast it doesnt hurt them to swallow a bit, just teach her to spit. I use regular toothpaste with my daughter, but some kids don't like it, adult toothpast can be quite strong. Also, sometimes if you get an extra toothbrush and let her have her own to use you can take turns, that worked with one of my kids. Just make sure she doesn't play with the one you use, once the brissles get bent they don't brush well and can actually scratch their gums, so keep one to be the "good" toothbrush.
Make it fun and just make your goal to get one good brushing in a day, a dentist told me you should brush your kids teeth for them as long as they'll let you, mainly because kids don't do a very good job themselves so the parents get their teeth cleaner. i brush my almost 6 year olds teeth once a day (she does it herself before bed) and my 10 year old i do his a few times a week (he doesn't like me brushing them), but that has motivated him to do a better job himself.