you asked...

How to Brush Toddler’s Teeth?

What’s the best way to brush my toddler’s teeth?

Re:

What’s the best way to brush my toddler’s teeth?

The Bump Expert

Below the age of two, simply use water and a small soft toothbrush twice a day (ideally after breakfast and before bedtime) to clean along the teeth up to the gumline, on top and both inside and outside. If he’s not keen on using a toothbrush, you can also try a clean washcloth.

After age two (or once he learns to spit) you can use a small, pea-size smear of fluoride toothpaste. Trust us -- this will be fun. What two-year-old doesn’t love practicing spitting in the sink?

watch: more tips for brushing teeth

Plus, More from The Bump:

When to Visit the Dentist

Why Are Baby's Teeth Coming in Crooked?

How to Get Your Toddler to Do Stuff He Doesn’t Want to Do

Diane Bloomfield, MD, attending pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in Bronx, New York

How to Brush Toddler’s Teeth?

DO NOT USE FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE...please research stuff before telling your members to use a harmful substance for their kids!

zestouli |

tools

My Pregnancy Calendar
Count down to delivery with your pregnancy calendar.
baby names
Browse 1000s of baby names in our Baby Namer tool.
pregnancy tickers
Create your own pregnancy ticker.
how big is baby
From poppyseed to papaya, see how baby grows each week.

>> See all tools