Even before your baby's first teeth appear, his gums are cleaned after feeding with a soft, damp cloth. Once the first tooth appears, you can start using the toothbrush.Make sure to use one with soft bristles and a small head.
You can find a toothbrush designed for babies at your drugstore. Once your child's teeth appear, check them every two weeks, and check for streaks and discoloration that could indicate tooth decay. Foods and liquids containing sugar can easily attack new teeth, so be sure to clean your baby's teeth after feeding or eating. We suggest brushing your teeth four times a day: after breakfast, after lunch, after dinner, and before bedtime.