Your baby’s early dental care
Did you know…
- You should start brushing your baby’s teeth and bring them for a check-up when their first tooth appears (usually around 4-6 months) – why not take them to the dentist with you when you go for your check-ups.
- It’s best to avoid using a dummy, however we know it’s not easy so if you feel it’s necessary try to make sure it’s not used beyond 12 months old and never dip a dummy in anything sugary or sweet
- You should always use fluoride toothpaste (you’ll need one for young children during their early years).
- You don’t need to brush before your baby’s teeth start to show. However, you can clean their gums with a wet cloth after feedings. This way, they’ll get used to a dental hygiene routine and it will create a lovely clean environment for their new teeth to grow into.
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