When Should I Start Brushing My Child’s Teeth? | Pediatric Dentistry in Denver, CO | Iris Pediatric Dentistry
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When Should I Start Brushing My Child’s Teeth?

When Should I Start Brushing My Child’s Teeth?

As soon as the first tooth erupts (pops through the gums) into the mouth!

As soon as the first tooth erupts (pops through the gums) into the mouth!

It is also a good idea to clean an infants gums even before teeth show up. After each feeding wipe gums gently with a soft, clean, damp cloth for better hygiene and to ensure they are more comfortable with a parent cleaning their mouth.

When you baby has a tooth it is time to switch to a brush with bristles! Good options are those that are labeled as “soft” or “extra soft” and small in size.

Still have more questions about brushes? Come visit us for recommendations or samples specific for your child!