How should I clean my baby’s teeth?

Before your child receives his or her first tooth, clean the gums after each feeding with a soft, damp washcloth. As soon as the first tooth erupts, you can begin using a toothbrush. Be sure to use a brush with soft bristles and a small head. Regular tooth brushing will remove plaque and bacteria that can lead to decay. Use the toothbrush at least twice a day and once before bed.