Baby teeth are important

If you think that baby teeth aren’t important, you are wrong. These teeth reserve the space for permanent teeth. In addition, they also ensure that your baby speaks properly. Take care of an infant’s teeth, right from the time the first tooth comes out.

Learning to brush gums early

It may be too late for your already 2 year old, but a good tip is to start very early. You can brush your baby’s gums with a soft brush even before there are any teeth in there.

Brush teeth twice a day

Brush your child’s teeth twice a day until your child has the skill to handle the toothbrush alone (usually around 6-8 years old).

When to first go to the dentist

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you bring your child in within six months of the appearance of his first tooth.

Kids and cavities

A cavity is caused when holes are formed in a tooth’s enamel and dentin (outer 2 layers). Baby teeth are more porous than adult teeth, leaving tots vulnerable to cavities

Milk and tooth decay

Avoid giving bottle with milk or fruit juice to the baby lying in bed. This can develop nursing bottle mouth that may result in tooth decay.

Teeth brushing tip

Ask tot to sing a song as they brush or set a musical timer for 2 min to get in the habit of brushing for recommended length of time

Tooth tip

When brushing a toddler’s teeth, brush his tongue as well (if he’ll let you) to dislodge the bacteria that can cause bad breath.

Night Nursing

By 12 months, many pediatricians recommend no more night nursings, because you risk cavities.

Tooth Decay in younger kids

Introduce juice in cup rather than bottle, so child won’t want to go to sleep drinking this from bottle.  It could cause tooth decay.

Teeth Brushing

Trouble getting your toddler to brush their teeth? Try Tooth Tunes Musical Toothbrushes. These toothbrushes have music in them whenever it’s in their mouth. You’ve never seen teeth so clean.

The truth about brushing and flossing for kids

Kids with good teeth grow up to be adults with good teeth. If you teach your children how to brush and floss and take them to the dentist twice a year, they’ll have strong, healthy teeth.

Hazards of fluoride

A little fluoride is a good thing for your child’s teeth, but swallowing too much of it over time can lead to a condition called fluorosis that can cause white spots to show up on his adult teeth. From:

First Toothbrushes

Once your child’s teeth begin erupting, you can begin cleaning them by wiping them with a moist washcloth. As your child gets more teeth, you can begin to use a soft child’s toothbrush.

Get your toddler a fun electric toothbrush

There are dozens on the market and children can select their favorite colors or characters. They are actually more effective than standard toothbrushes and children love using them.


Practicing brushing teeth

Be a good role model. Let your toddler watch you brush and floss your teeth regularly and properly.

Brush your teeth side by side while modeling and explaining proper tooth brushing techniques.


Cleaning schedule for baby’s teeth

Your toddler will need her teeth cleaned at least twice a day. After breakfast and after her evening meal are ideal times because cavities form when the naturally occurring bacteria in her mouth combine with sugars in the food residues left on her teeth, producing an acid that attacks her tooth enamel.


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Cheese cleanses teeth

Did you know that cheese, as an in-between snack, helps minimize tooth decay?

Besides being a healthier choice for kids than sweets, cheese cleanses the teeth.


teeth brushing tip

Let your child hold the brush first, and to let them "brush" their teeth themselves. Then, tell your child, "Okay, now it’s Mommy’s or Daddy’s turn to try."


Flossing for children

The most important teeth to floss in a child are the back teeth.