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when to brush baby teeth

my daughter is 7 months old and has two teeth. when should i start brushing them and how often would i do it?

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Asked by lmaines22 at 1:00 AM on Dec. 8, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • As soon as me daughter got a tooth then I started brushing every morning and every night.

    Answer by robinalbright at 1:05 AM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • I think your supposed to start brushing them as soon as they have them, so go ahead and get an infant toothbrush that comes with the infant tooth paste.

    Answer by pinkcalla721 at 1:10 AM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • i would start brushin asap!! i remember my dr told me to start at like 2 just using a wet facecloth..just to get them used to having something in their lil mouths..cant say that i did thats what she said..but i definetly started once a tooth popped in, with a toothvrush and a teeeny tiny bit of kids toothpaste

    Answer by alexis_06 at 1:24 AM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • From day one I brushed my sons gums with one of those rubber gum cleaners they out for infants three times a day. He did not get any teeth in till 11 months at that point we brushed after each meal. He was so used to his gums being cleaned it was easy he did not fight us and is very good at brushing every day at age 6.


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:43 AM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • As soon as you see a tooth coming, start brushing! And she should see a pediatric dentist starting at age one.

    Answer by LaurLaur623 at 2:10 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • As soon as they have them, brush them. Also, we've been told that until the child's about 3, there is no need for a dentist unless you see there is a problem, crooked or chipped teeth.


    Answer by Navymama at 9:22 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

  • Start swabbing and massaging the gums with a clean rag at birth after every feeding and after the baby spits up, then when teeth errupt use a fingertip brush twice a day at least.

    When brushing with a fingertip brush isn't a good idea any longer (ie when the chompers start chomping) start brushing twice a day every day with a very soft bristled toothbrush.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 AM on Dec. 9, 2008

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