baby-teethAs soon as your baby is his first tooth appears, start brushing routine with water. Then when the baby is old enough to know how to spit out toothpaste enter. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that parents begin brushing of teeth when the teeth begin appearing. When you use the toothpaste, put a small amount of non-fluoride. The toothpaste containing fluoride should not be used until your child is 2 years of age unless recommended by a dentist. The fluoride mouthwash should not be given to children under 6 years. Floss? Begin flossing as soon as two teeth begin to touch.

When should now take your child to the dentist? The ADA recommends that you should take your baby from six months of the eruption of their first tooth and no later than their first birthday. In this way, the dentist will also check the shape of the mouth, teeth and gums. Start healthy habits will help protect your teeth for life.