1A Parent’s Guide to Their Children’s Teeth
You’re baby’s teeth are very important. Encouraging mouth hygiene from an early age will help to set your kids up for good dental health for the rest of their lives. It’s important to make sure you are caring for their mouths before they’re able to do it on their own, and then showing them how once they’re old enough. Just because baby teeth are not permanent, doesn’t mean they aren’t important. Make sure you are passing down healthy habits and avoiding infant tooth decay by following this timeline.
Birth to 6 months:
- The baby’s front teeth are forming below the gums and are almost ready to erupt into the mouth.
- Clean you babies gums with a damp washcloth every day.
- Wipe mouth off after nursing with a damp cloth.
- Never sweeten a pacifier with sugar or honey.