The reality or oral care for babies is this: Home oral care should start as soon as possible. Even before a baby’s teeth have come through, start cleaning gums with a soft baby toothbrush or a cloth and water. As soon as the first teeth make an appearance, clean teeth and gums gently with a small, soft toothbrush. No toothpaste.
Children’s first offical visit to the dental office should be around the age of three. Of course if there is a problem you need to call. If never hurts to schedule a “chair ride” for your little one earlier than age three to help them become comfortable with the facility and team members.