Updated: Sep 29
Once your baby's teeth are starting to appear, it's good to get your little one into a routine of looking after them.
Encouraging good oral health and healthy smiles as they grow.🥰
So being that I was a dental nurse for umpteen years I thought I would share some tips about giving your little one the best start when it comes to looking after those toothy pegs.😉
What to expect when it comes to those baby teeth
🦷Your baby will eventually have 20 baby teeth and these can begin to arrive anywhen from around 6months old (sometimes earlier) and should all be through by the age of 3 years old.
🪥You can begin to brush their teeth as soon as the first tooth has appeared.
🦷You can start with a finger brush if easier and then move to a soft baby toothbrush.
🪥Some babies are reluctant to let you brush their teeth, in which case just let them get used to you brushing their teeth.
🦷Start once a day and then add it to their routine so that eventually you brush twice a day.
🪥You can start with just a wet toothbrush and once baby is used to it, start using a very small smear of baby tooth paste, helping keep the teeth clean.
🦷It's also good to help get your baby used to having checks at the dentist. So get your baby registered with your dentist and when you next have a check up, book your baby in for one too.
🪥Remember some days their gums might be sore from teething, so just go gently if you think their gums are tender.
🦷Don't forget you can make toothbrushing a fun task, by playing or singing songs, distracting baby whilst you brush.
Giving your baby the best start when it comes to looking after their teeth🥰😉