how to use finger brush for babies


Using a Finger Brush for Babies

Finger brushing is a great way to help maintain good oral health for infants. Here is a guide on how to use a finger brush:

Preparing the Bristles

  • Saturate the bristles of the finger brush with lukewarm water.
  • Apply a pea-sized amount of fluoride-free toothpaste to the bristles of the finger brush.

Cleaning the Teeth and Gums

  • Put the finger brush on your child’s index finger. Make sure the bristles are facing up.
  • Gently insert the finger brush into your baby’s mouth.
  • Gently massage your baby’s teeth and gums in a circular motion, going around the whole mouth.
  • Rinse your baby’s mouth with lukewarm water.

After Brushing

  • Rinse the toothbrush and keep it clean.
  • Encourage your baby to spit out the excess toothpaste.
  • Give your baby some water and help them brush their tongue to remove bacteria and debris from the mouth.

Remember: Always use a fluoride-free toothpaste and talk to your dentist before giving your baby any toothpaste or toothbrush.