How should I clean my baby’s teeth?

  • Before your child receives his or her first tooth, clean the gums after each feeding with a soft, damp washcloth
  • As soon as the first tooth erupts, you can begin using a toothbrush. Be sure to use a brush with soft bristles and a small head.
  • You can purchase toothbrushes specifically designed for infants at your local department store.
  • Regular tooth brushing will remove plaque and bacteria that can lead to decay. Use the toothbrush twice a day at least once before bed.