Before the teeth erupt, clean the baby’s mouth and gums with a soft cloth or infant toothbrush at bath time. This helps the baby to have clean teeth when they erupt.
Once your child’s teeth begin erupting, you can begin cleaning them by wiping them with a moist washcloth at least twice a day. As your child gets more teeth, you can begin to use a soft child’s toothbrush. You should use just a rice-sized amount of tooth paste until your child is able to spit it out.
Hold the brush at a 45 degrees angle towards teeth and gums. Move brush in round motion upper teeth clock wise lower teeth contra clock wise
Current recommendations encourage brushing for two minutes, twice per day.
If you spend less than two minutes brushing, you won’t remove as much plaque from your children’s teeth.
It is very important for your child to brush their tongue along with their teeth brushing routine. The tongue acts as a sponge and holds most of the bacteria in the mouth, thereafter it is very easy to spread to the rest of the teeth. So, brushing it off is mandatory to get rid of the bacteria that also causes bad odor.