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When should you start brushing your baby teeth or gums?

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Asked by ItsABoy722 at 1:27 PM on Sep. 17, 2009 in Health

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  • as soon as they start to erupt


    Answer by VeronicaLee at 1:28 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • I started taking wash clothes and wiping her gums down when she was first born... and just kept doing that until she turned 8 mos (she had 8 teeth by then). I bought her a toothbrush and we've been brushing them morning and night since 8 mos to now at 22 mos

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 1:29 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • I think the doctor's say as soon as they have teeth brush them, otherwise wipe the gums with a cloth after a bottle/nursing.

    Answer by jamesmommy12 at 1:29 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • i alway wiped my babys gums with warm rag then when they turn 3 mnths i got the lil gum cleaner for him and cleaned his gums 2 times a day

    Answer by ashley_nick30 at 1:30 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • i did the same as these ladies wiped the gums now that she has teeth i use the lil finger brush and fluoride free toothpaste

    Answer by anarosenewman at 1:38 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • Ask your Doctor.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • As soon as they have a tooth to brush, just don't use regular toothpaste until they're 2. :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • We started wiping our baby's gums twice a day with a soft washcloth; we switched to a toothbrush when she got her first tooth. We just used water until around 2, then used Tom's strawberry toothpaste

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:39 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • well they have baby tooth brushes that looks like a rubber finger thingy.. it helps... try walmart or use a baby soft tooth brush..WALMART too

    Answer by Linsigirl26 at 3:06 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

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