- Start brushing as soon as the first baby tooth comes through the gums.
- Brush twice a day with one brushing at night before your baby goes to bed.
- Buy a soft, small-headed brush and make sure that you only use a smear of fluoride toothpaste.
- By having your infant sit or lie on your lap, both facing the same direction, you can get easy access to his or her mouth.
- Stand behind a seated or standing toddler, both facing the mirror, reach around to brush the toddler's teeth.
- Use a smear of fluoride toothpaste on a soft, small-headed toothbrush
- Brush twice a day, morning and night, for two minutes and brushing last thing at night time before bed is very important
- Encourage your child to spit the toothpaste out after brushing and not rinse the mouth
- Hold the brush at 45 degree angle to the gum line and brush gently by moving the brush back and forth in short, tooth-wide strokes
- Make sure you brush the outer, inner and chewing surfaces of all the teeth in upper and lower jaws
- Check your child's brush regularly and replace it every three months or soon after the bristles start to wear out