When should I start brushing my babies teeth?


We recommend that you start cleaning the gums with a special gum cleaning device, piece of gauze of soft towel as soon as possible.

Once their first tooth arrives you can start brushing just with the toothbrush and no toothpaste. When they turn 18 months old you can then add a baby pea sized amount of toothpaste unto the toothbrush. Try and get them to spit out the excess as a little bit of fluoride ingested is good for the teeth and very safe to swallow but tooth much is not.

Many babies and toddlers do not often like brushing their teeth or like the taste of toothpaste so it is often best to try and make it as fun as possible and also let them see that you brush your teeth as well.