My child is teething, when should we start brushing their teeth?
Even before teething starts, it is advisable to encourage your child to clean their mouth after food or bottle feeding. There are great products on the market like oral wipes for infants or soft finger cloth toothbrushes. As soon as the first two teeth on the lower jaw have come through, just add a soft baby brush mornings and evenings with just a “smear” of toothpaste containing fluoride, continuing the wipes as well. Children are born with no bacteria in the mouth and are “infected” by the age of two through their mothers. That is why it is important for the mother to have good oral hygiene during pregnancy and no teeth needing repair.