Brushing

As soon as you spot your baby’s first tooth, it’s time to start brushing!

Brush the tooth/teeth two times per day.finger position lower ant
• Use a small, soft toothbrush.
• Use a rice grain size amount of fluoride toothpaste.
• Give all drinks from a cup (not a bottle); only give water to drink between meals.
• Limit the amount of sugar you give in food in drink, especially sticky sweets.

 

As your baby gets older and gets more teeth, make sure you have a good view of all the teeth as you’re brushing and that you are reaching all sides each tooth.  Some babies and toddlers really resist having their teeth brushed, but you can try a few things to make it easier.Try the knee-to-knee technique shown in this video.

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