Caring for Baby Teeth
Good dental health for your baby can start even before that first tooth shows. A soft piece of cloth can be used to wipe down your baby’s gums after feedings to be sure to wipe away bacteria.
As soon as that first tooth comes to the gum surface, use a soft toothbrush or soft cloth to brush the tooth with small, gentle, circular movements.
Give a bit more attention to where the tooth meets the gum, since it’s easier for bacteria to get trapped in this area. Although your child’s baby teeth will eventually fall out, it’s important to care for them now because they set the stage for your baby’s permanent, adult teeth.
Your child can have trouble speaking or chewing properly if their baby teeth aren’t cared for.
And you’re teaching them a great, healthy habit at a young age.