In regards to children and infants we have talked about the importance of breast feeding in the development of good jaw relation and straight teeth. To have healthy teeth and gums we have to start oral hygiene measures even before the teeth erupt.
With a clean gauge moisten with cooled boiled water wipe both the gum pads once a day this will also help reduce the symptoms of teething. Once the teeth have erupted brush them twice daily. No toothpaste need to be used till the child can spit out the toothpaste.