Oral hygiene techniques may be modified depending on a child’s age. For small infants, the gums need to be cleaned once or twice a day with a piece of clean gauze. This will help to establish a healthy oral environment for the baby teeth. Infants should be introduced to the toothbrush when the teeth erupt.
A rice size or smear of toothpaste should be used up to the age of 3.
After the age of 3, and when your child can spit, a pea-sized drop of toothpaste can be applied to the toddler’s brush.