What to Expect When Expecting?
Dental care is important from day one! Although babies don’t begin teething until they are six months old, there are many things you can do to ensure your baby has healthy oral hygiene. Here are a few things you can expect when dealing with your baby’s dental health:
Early trips to the dentist! Visiting your dentist should happen many times well before your baby’s first birthday to make sure your infant has healthy and clean gums.
Teething! Get ready for fussy, restless babies. Teething occurs between 3-9-month-old infants. It is not fun for neither the parent or the baby, but it is a natural part of growing.
Pacifiers. If your baby is still breastfeeding or not, a pacifier creates a comforting feeling for children. In addition to also soothing teething toddlers!
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. This occurs when the baby’s teeth have been exposed to highly acidic foods or sugars for a long period of time. Tooth decay can be a result of a baby falling asleep with a bottle of milk or overeating sugary foods. Be cautious of keeping a bottle in their mouth for long periods of time. Substitute water for milk when needed.
You can help protect your baby’s gums and teeth by cleaning your baby’s gums with a wet washcloth before the teeth have erupted. In addition to brushing twice daily when the teeth do arrive! For more tips on how to keep your baby’s smile healthy, contact us at Exploits Valley Dental Office in Grand Falls-Windsor!
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