When should my child start brushing their teeth?

It is recommended to start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth erupts. Initially, you can use a soft, damp cloth or a finger brush to clean their gums and teeth. As more teeth emerge, you can transition to using a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and a smear of fluoride toothpaste. By establishing a regular brushing routine early on, you promote good oral hygiene habits and help protect your child’s teeth from cavities.