How to... look after bub’s teeth
As soon as it appears, clean the first tooth regularly every morning and after his last drink at night, using just your finger.
Once he’s used to the cleaning process, start using a baby-friendly toothbrush and from 18 months a baby-formulated toothpaste (with the right amount of fluoride). Make sure he spits out afterwards.
After brushing bub’s teeth at night, only offer him water to drink. As a general rule don’t offer cordial, juices or sugary snacks, especially between meals.
Avoid breastfeeding bub for prolonged periods at night as breastmilk can pool in his mouth and cause tooth decay.
When bub starts on solids, replace his sippy cups with a beaker to prevent liquid from settling around his teeth.