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When to start using toothpaste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clock21
    well you can start washing your sonns teeth when he is a year and a half old
    get a specialised baby brush for your son like johnson and johnson
    the brushes have very soft bristles that wont hust your sosns gums
    A babies first teeth usually erupt around the age of 6-10 months old. You should really start brushing their teeth then with or without toothpaste especially if they are eating solids. A good website to look at is:

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    While fluoride is important, make sure that if they are swallowing the fluoride toothpaste, as everyone has mentioned, you use a very small amount. Fluorosis can be caused by too much fluoride (see the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry at:

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