When should I start cleaning my baby’s teeth?
Check the effectiveness of your teeth cleaning process for your baby as soon as teeth appear. Don’t wait until your 2 year old needs a dental check up for possible teeth removal caused by an incorrect teeth infant cleaning procedure.
It is important to understand that your child could get a cavity as soon as there is a tooth in the mouth! Therefore it is important that you start cleaning your infant’s teeth as soon as they appear. The easiest way to do this is the use a washer in the bath and rub the front teeth when they come through. This will remove any plaque that has developed there in between cleans.
As your child gets older the molar teeth will come through and you will need to be using a toothbrush at this time (12-18 months). Introduce the toothbrush as a toy in the bath initially and get your child used to the feel of it in the mouth. This can help when it is time to start using the toothbrush properly.
Don’t wait until your child is older to book their first kids dental appointment. Making a 2 year old dental check up as their first dentist visit is too late to check the effectiveness of your teeth cleaning routine. Baby teeth fillings should be avoided at all costs so make your baby’s first dentist appointment as soon as their teeth start to come out.
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