Five Tips to Keep Your Baby’s Teeth Clean and Healthy

It is important to look after your baby’s oral health, even before the first teeth emerge. Baby teeth can start to come through from the age of 6 months.

Key takeaways:

  • It can be difficult to notice when baby teeth first start to emerge and wipe the gums clean in anticipation.
  • Use a suitable toothbrush as soon as the teeth come through, brushing in the morning and just before bed.
  • A small quantity of fluoride each day, usually found in their toothpaste, helps strengthen teeth enamel.

“Brush the inside and outside of your baby’s teeth gently and the tongue as well if he lets you as this will dislodge the bacteria that causes bad breath. You do not need to rinse as you are using very small amounts of toothpaste.”

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