FROM 1YEAR TO 2 YEARS OF AGE
Take your child for a first dental visit at 12 months.
Brush your child’s teeth daily (using non-fluoridated toothpaste).
Check for signs of early childhood tooth decay once a month. Lift your child’s upper lip and look for chalky-white or brown spots on the teeth or along the gum line. If you see any, take your child to a dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist may suggest you start using a small amount (the size of a grain of rice) of fluoridated toothpaste.
Switch to a regular cup for all drinks between 12 and 15 months.
Limit soother use to nap and bedtime.