Infant oral health
Lately, we’ve received a lot of questions regarding how to take care of your infant’s oral health. Here are some facts to help you out.
Although there may not be teeth present, it’s still important to clean your baby’s gums to help reduce bacteria in their oral cavity.
With a warm wash cloth, wipe along the gums twice a day.
Baby teeth will begin to erupt anywhere between 3 and 9 months.
Make sure not to put your baby to sleep with a bottle. The sugars from milk sit on your baby’s teeth for hours at a time; this can lead to early childhood cavities.
Try not to share utensils with your baby! If you have a cavity that needs to be filled, the bacteria in your mouth can transfer to your child’s mouth, providing them with cavity-causing bacteria.
Follow the link below to see when you can expect to see your baby’s first tooth!