Can You Handle the Tooth?

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Although your baby may be short on teeth, the dentist can school you on how to properly care for baby's teeth. By the age of 2, your child should be using toothpaste when brushing. She should also be brushing teeth twice a day, as well as doing routine flossing. Of course, an adult should always be present. Use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste on the toothbrush and always make sure that your child isn't swallowing the toothpaste. At the age of 2 1/2 the dentist usually begins putting fluoride on your child's teeth to protect them from cavities, oral diseases and other dental issues. Children should visit the dentist a minimum of once a year. Depending on what the dentist recommends, they may even have a visit once every three months.