At what age should I start to use toothpaste for my child?
should be introduced when a child is two to three years of age. Prior to that, parents should clean the child's teeth with water and a soft-bristled toothbrush. When toothpaste is used after age two to three, parents should supervise and/or perform the brushing and make sure very small amount (a thin smear) of toothpaste is used. Encourage your child to spit out and not swallow excess toothpaste after brushing.