Caring for Your Baby’s Teeth

You don’t need to wait until your baby gets their first tooth to begin an oral care routine. Once your baby is about three months old, start gently wiping their gums after each feeding using a clean damp washcloth or gauze. Wiping their gums helps get rid of the residue left by formula or milk and allows your baby to become accustomed to the sensation of having their mouth cleaned so it can be easier to begin brushing their teeth when they emerge.

When your baby gets their first teeth, you can begin cleaning them using a soft baby toothbrush specially made for children under age two. We can advise you on when to start using toothpaste and the best type of toothpaste for your child. When you start using toothpaste, it’s important to use a tiny smear because your baby will not have the reflexes to spit out the excess.

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