Do you know you should care for your babys gum and teeth even before it pops out?
Start cleaning your child’s mouth even before her teeth come in. Wipe the gums off after each feeding with a warm, wet washcloth or a dampened piece of gauze wrapped around your finger. You can also buy thimble-like, soft rubbery devices (they fit over your index finger) to use for rubbing off excess food.
Does your baby have. 1 or more teeth or none for now?
Here are some tips on baby teeth and gum and how to care for it as early as possible;
Once Baby’s teeth have grown in, it’s time to start brushing! Use a small smear of fluoride toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice) and brush those chops twice a day.
The first signs of cavities in baby teeth are discoloration and minor pitting. Putting Baby to bed with a bottle of milk (or worse, juice) is notorious for causing cavities. Don’t leave your infant with a bottle for long periods of time, especially if you notice he’s no longer feeding and is just using the bottle for comfort.