Pedodontists (children's dentists) take care of your child's smile. As soon as your baby's teeth break through the gums, or no later that your child's first birthday, it is time to see the dentist. Toothbrushing begins with the appearance of the first tooth. With a child-sized toothbrish, with only a rice-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste, gently clean the baby teeth from top to gumline. After the age of three, the amount of tooth paste can increase to the size of a pea. Brushing morning an night, spitting out the foamy paste afterwards, will strengthen the developing enamel and prevent future decay.
Source: American Dental Association
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