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Before there are teeth!  Part one in our series on children’s oral health

March 09, 2016 - Advice

Before there are teeth!  Part one in our series on children’s oral health.

It is never a bad time to start looking after your child’s oral health. Plaque can develop and grow in your child’s mouth even before they have teeth.

The bacteria found in plaque can lead to the growth of Early childhood tooth decay also know as baby bottle tooth decay. Therefore even before your child’s first tooth, is it important to start developing good habits and teaching your child proper oral hygiene instructions.

So prepare yourself!

Grab a soft, wet cloth, gauze or facecloth. Hold your child in your arms and wrap the damp cloth around your pointer finger. Lightly wipe the child’s gums from back to front rubbing and massaging them and removing any milk or formula. A small wet and soft toothbrush can be used as soon as teeth begin to develop