The state of your little one’s smile is extremely important. Cavities are caused by bacteria. Those bacteria set up shop in your baby’s mouth if you don’t regularly brush their teeth and keep them away from sugary foods and drinks. Once the bacteria colonize, it’s really hard to make them go away. No matter how often they brush, the bacteria will remain in their mouth as their teeth come in.
You can prevent bacteria from colonizing in your baby’s mouth by brushing their baby teeth twice a day. Use a soft-bristled infant or toddler toothbrush and a smear of fluoride toothpaste. As they get older, switch to a soft-bristled children’s toothbrush.
Keep up the routine as their beautiful new permanent teeth start coming in and talk to them about the importance of a healthy smile.
Caring for baby teeth is extremely important for lifelong, healthy smiles. Keeping them clean prevents bacteria from colonizing and harming adult teeth.
The care you give your baby’s smile now will affect them for the rest of their life.