When should I start brushing my child's teeth?

Updated: Oct 1, 2018


Toddler at the dentist

Plaque starts to grow on teeth as soon as they appear.

So the simple answer is start brushing your child's teeth as soon as they appear.

Starting a child's dental hygiene from the earliest time is a great lifelong lesson.

Be sure to use a super soft brush and they will put it in their mouth without much prompting.

Being a role model for your children is the best way to get them started into good dental habits.


We are Lismore Dentist / Goonellabah based Dentists who are very child-friendly.