Parents can pass dental diseases to their babies. Like the common cold, the germs that cause tooth decay can be spread from your mouth to your child’s mouth. This usually happens from age 6 months to two years.
Visit your Oris Dental Clinic dentist now to be certain you have good dental health.
Now is the time to learn how to keep your child cavity-free.
Check your baby’s teeth:
Healthy teeth should be all one color. Learn to “lift the baby’s lip” to check for spots or stains on the teeth; take your baby to the dentist by their first birthday.
Clean your baby’s teeth:
As soon as they come, clean them with a soft cloth or a baby’s toothbrush. Gently clean the teeth at least once a day. It’s best to clean them right before bedtime.
Prevent baby bottle tooth decay:
Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle at night or at nap time. If you do put your baby to bed with a bottle, fill it only with water. Near his/her first birthday, teach your child to drink from a cup instead of a bottle.
Fluoride drops (prescribed by a doctor or a dentist):
Are important for babies starting at 6 months of age.