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    Baby’s first teeth

    Baby’s first teeth

    Care for those first teeth

    The very best care for baby’s teeth is the introduction of a healthy diet. Sugar is the main culprit here, so sweets should be an occasional treat only and consumed as part of a meal or snack.
    During the sucking action, liquids given via bottle are in contact with the teeth for longer than fluid taken from a cup. Therefore, bottles should only ever contain milk or water. Particularly avoid putting the child to bed with a bottle sweetened with honey or juice. It is better for the teeth if diluted fruit juices are not offered until they can be taken from a sippy-cup.
    Choose healthy snacks, with less added sugar and lower acidity if possible.

    Brushing your baby’s teeth

    It’s sensible to build the habit of dental care as part of the regular bathing or bedtime routine. When teething, it’s a case of ‘anything that can go in, will go in’ for a good ‘chomp’ – consider supervising your toddler holding their ‘first’ toothbrush and chewing its bristles.
    Avoid turning tooth-brushing into a nightly battle. Obviously with just a few teeth, brushing will take less than the recommended 3 minutes. When in charge of the brush, pay attention if you can, to the correct brushing technique.
    At around 18 months of age, you can introduce a tiny dot of toddler toothpaste to encourage longer ‘play’. It is important to choose a ‘first toothpaste’ up to school age because they contain less fluoride.

    At Carter Dental

    You are encouraged to bring toddlers along to your dental check-ups so they can sit on your lap for a ride in the chair. They may be asked to open wide so the dentist can ‘count’ their teeth. An environment that is familiar and non-threatening establishes a rapport in the absence of fear or anxiety.

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