Caring for your infant or child’s teeth should start before their first tooth appears. Before they start teething you can use a damp and clean washcloth to wipe bacteria away from their gums regularly. Baby teeth actually start to form before a child is born, so during pregnancy the mother should be sure that is eating a healthy diet with lots of whole organic foods. When your baby’s first teeth appear, you can use an infant toothbrush with a tiny bit of toothpaste. It is your choice whether you want to use fluoride or non-fluoride toothpaste, but make sure that you only an amount equivalent to about a grain of rice to minimize the amount that is swallowed.