Question by S.Z.:
How often do you brush your infant’s teeth and what brush and paste do you use?

My 6 month old has 4 teeth and 2 more coming in. They came in when he was 5 months old.

I was brushing his teeth once per day, at night before bed.

I was thinking I need to start doing it after every bottle or meal.

I was using a finger brush but am now going to have to get a regular brush because he’s been trying to bite my finger really hard while I use the finger brush.

How often do you brush your baby’s teeth? How old are they? And what kind of brush and paste do you use?


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Answer by My Perspective…
well, when my stanka was old enough to hold the toothbrush and imitate me I started putting colgate jr on her tooth brush
She always had her own toothbrush though that she could brush at her teeth with while I was doin mine.
She brushes her teeth each day with me now but she’s also 17 months now.

I did not start putting toothpaste on it until she was like a year though

Answer by Greg Macquarie
Every night thoroughly and briefly at midday. I use an infant toothbrush and infant toothpaste. Try Toys ‘R’ Us. They do not only sell toys there.

Answer by Diet C
We have a super-soft bristled toothbrush specifically for infants. It’s little and fat so perfect for her to hold, I think it’s made by Colgate.
I run it across her teeth every time I brush mine (so, 2-3 times a day) then I let her chew on it for the 2 minutes or so it takes me to brush my teeth. She loves it because it makes her feel like a part of something and it’s to my advantage since she should grow up knowing it’s normal and I shouldn’t have too many wars over it.
We do not use any toothpaste, just warm water for her. I do not think the use of a toothpaste is really necessary at this point and will not be for a while yet.
She’s 7 1/2 months and has 6 teeth with 2 more on the way.

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