Avoid Putting Your Child to Sleep with a Bottle
Putting a child to sleep with a bottle full of milk, formula, or juice can result in rampant decay called baby bottle tooth decay. The sugars in those drinks attack the teeth. Be sure to clean your baby’s teeth before putting them down for a nap or at night.
Use a Cloth to Clean Their Gums
Even before your child has their first tooth, oral hygiene is a must. After feeding, take a damp cloth and gently wipe their gums to clean away milk or formula.
Use a Child-Sized Toothbrush
Kids have smaller mouths and hands. Child-sized toothbrushes have smaller heads that fit into their mouths and larger handles easier for tiny hands to grasp.
Your child will likely just chew on the brush when you start. You’ll need to brush their teeth for them. Typically, it’s easier to stand behind them and brush their teeth. Doing it this way will help you reach all their teeth.