Your baby just got her first teeth! Now how do you clean them? And do you use toothpaste? Paediatrician Dr. Dina Kulik has the answers.
Once your baby has teeth, I suggest wiping or brushing them twice a day with a cloth or baby toothbrush.
No toothpaste is needed, but fluoride-free toothpaste is safe to swallow and, if your child likes the taste, it can help to clean teeth. Swallowing this toothpaste is safe.
Avoid toothpaste containing fluoride for a few years, until your child can consistently spit it out.