Infant Oral Care
Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby! Are you prepared for the arrival of your baby's first tooth?
Suggestions to a lifetime of healthy smiles!
• Caring for the gums: Before the first tooth makes their first appearance, the gums need special attention. Wipe the gums with a moist cloth after every breast- or bottle-feeding. This practice reduces oral bacteria and helps ready the baby for the teeth cleaning to come.
• Pacifier: It is completely normal for infants to suck on a pacifier as it offers a soothing and secure feeling. However, we recommend to NOT dip your baby's pacifier into sweet substances as this may lead to early tooth decay.
• Brush: Once that first tooth makes an appearance, it’s time to switch over to a soft bristle toothbrush designed for your child’s mouth. Don’t give up if your little one doesn’t react well to the new routine. With time, it will get easier!
• Floss: Use a floss pick as soon as your child’s teeth touch or where there are no gaps in between the teeth.