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Toddler health

How to clean a baby’s first teeth

Your baby just got her first teeth! Now how do you clean them? And do you use toothpaste? Paediatrician Dr. Dina Kulik has the answers.

How to clean a baby’s first teeth

My baby just got her first two teeth. How should I clean them? Once your baby has teeth, I suggest wiping or brushing them twice a day with a cloth or baby toothbrush.

No toothpaste is needed, but fluoride-free toothpaste is safe to swallow and, if your child likes the taste, it can help to clean teeth. Swallowing this toothpaste is safe.

Avoid toothpaste containing fluoride for a few years, until your child can consistently spit it out.

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