Brush teeth with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes, twice a day
Baby (deciduous) teeth are important for eating, speaking and building self-confidence. Baby teeth are also important for holding space for adult (permanent) teeth.
For babies and infants, use a soft cloth or small toothbrush with a tiny smear of adult/family tooth paste.
For children over 5 years old, use a soft tooth brush with a pea-sized drop of adult/family toothpaste.
Children under 8 years old need help from an adult to brush their teeth. For tips to help with brushing click here.
By starting healthy habits early, your child can have healthy teeth to last a lifetime. Start cleaning teeth as soon as they start appearing (around 4 ½ months old), choose sugar-free snacks and drink water to help prevent tooth decay.