After every feeding, wipe the baby’s gums with a washcloth, gauze, or finger brush. When the baby’s teeth begin to erupt clean them regularly using the washcloth, gauze or a finger brush. As he/ she starts getting the posterior teeth, use a soft child-size toothbrush. Brush the teeth with water or use training toothpaste without fluoride. When you determine that your child is able to spit and not swallow the toothpaste, start using a rice-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Brush at least twice a day and replace the toothbrush when is worn. Bent or frayed bristles prevent proper plaque removal.