Q – When should I start brushing my baby’s teeth or gums?

A – As soon as your child’s first tooth erupts you should begin brushing his teeth.  Use a very soft toothbrush and brush very gently with a very small amount of toothpaste (try just dabbing a few of the bristles in the toothpaste).  You can start brushing without the toothpaste and then add toothpaste as the more solid foods are introduced into the diet.  Baby’s gums should be rubbed with a warm, wet, soft cloth daily.

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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