We recommend brushing 2 times per day with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing as soon as the contacts between teeth are tight. Be sure to use light pressure and go in slow circular motions. The angle of the toothbrush should allow you to get the plaque out from below the gums too. Even at a young age, studies have shown that the bacteria that cause cavities can start making a home in the grooves of the tongue before kids even have teeth. Therefore, we recommend cleaning the gums and tongue of your baby with a gentle washcloth. Anything you can do to make brushing teeth fun for little kids is helpful. Sing songs, make noises, talk about getting the sugar bugs out, etc.