We were delighted to welcome This is Mothership bloggers to our General practice with their two little ones.
Dr Saul Konviser examined the two babies and shared his passion on how important it is to look after both your and your baby's dental health in the early months of your baby’s life to help make sure you have healthy mouths in the future.
In most babies, teeth start to emerge through the gums when they are around six months old. Some babies may start earlier, others not until 12 months.
Looking after baby teeth
- It's never too soon to start tooth care. Once teeth have broken through the gums, squeeze a tiny bit of fluoride baby toothpaste onto a piece of muslin and rub gently in a circular motion, every day. Your baby will swallow the toothpaste; keep the amount to a minimum.
- When the teeth have more fully erupted, buy a soft-bristled baby toothbrush and clean twice a day in a gentle rotating motion. Let them chew on the toothbrush – they need to get used to having something in the mouth that isn't food!
Follow the link to read This is Mothership blog following their visit to the General Practice.