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Dental care should start at an early age.

Dental care should begin as soon as a babies first teeth appear through light brushing without toothpaste. By the age of 3 most of a childs teeth will have appeared.

Cleaning should start as soon as the first tooth appears.

• Use a small soft toothbrush and tap water. 

Toothpaste is not recommended for children under two years of age.

• Children over two years may use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.

• Parents should supervise brushing in children under seven years and avoid toothpaste being swallowed.

• Teeth should be cleaned in the morning and at bed time.