What to Expect at Ages 0-2 Years
  • Clean mouth, gums, and tongue with gauze or a
    washcloth before teeth begin to appear.

  • Pay special attention to lifting the upper lip when brushing the front
    teeth and brush the gum line.

  • Begin a visit to a dentist when the first tooth appears and no later
    than 12 months.

  • Parents should brush child’s teeth at least twice a day, after breakfast and before bed.

  • Floss between all teeth that are touching at least once daily.

  • Use a child-sized toothbrush with a smear of fluoride toothpaste.

  • Signs of a healthy mouth include pink gums, white teeth, and no mouth sores.

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