Use a baby toothbrush and water. There is toothpaste available for babies that does not contain fluoride if you prefer to use toothpaste. Do not use regular toothpaste because he will swallow some of it and the fluoride in adult toothpaste can be harmful to your baby.
If you opt to use toothpaste, use only an amount the size of a small pea. Gently brush your babies tooth and slightly go over the gums surrounding the tooth. His teeth should be brushed at least twice each day, once in the morning and once at night. If you prefer the teeth can be brushed after each feeding, however, if you choose to do this, only use water for brushing.
If your baby becomes fussy and difficult during brushing time, let him hold the toothbrush to get the feel of it and to know that it will not hurt him. It is recommended that children be seen by a paediatric dentist at around the age of six months. This is important as children to protect your baby’s teeth from cavities as well as to ensure he will have healthy teeth and gums.