The concept of brushing your baby’s teeth might seem odd. He or she might only have a few teeth or maybe none at all!
However, no matter how many teeth you have and even in the early stages of life, bacteria will find a way into the mouth and can cause decay.
Teething usually starts between 4 and 7 months. Even before you see any teeth it’s best to clean your baby’s mouth by wiping the gums with a soft cloth twice a day.
This will help remove bacteria and get both you and your baby used to ‘teeth’ cleaning. As soon as the first tooth comes through it’s time for brushing.
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The easiest way to do this is to place your baby in a secure position such as in your lap, on a bed, or on a change table.
Support the head from behind by gently wrapping an arm around and cupping the chin, while gently opening the mouth.
Using a soft children’s toothbrush, gently brush each tooth and massage the gum using a soft, circular motion. You won’t need any toothpaste until about 18 months so just use a bit of cold water.
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