Early Infant Oral Care

Perinatal & Infant Oral Health

It is recommended that all pregnant women acquire an oral healthcare screening while carrying their children. It has been shown that mothers who have evidence of periodontal disease heighten the risk of early births or low birth weight. If you’re a mother with poor oral health, you have a much higher risk of passing on your bacteria to your children, causing cavities in young children. Following some simple steps can drastically change your risk of acquiring and spreading cavity causing bacterias;

-Visit your dentist for routine checkups
-Floss and brush everyday
-Consume a proper diet, cutting out sugars and starches
-It’s best to use a fluoridated toothpaste everynight and combine it with an alcohol-free mouth rinse with a .05% sodium fluoride to reduce plaque levels
-As selfish as it sounds, refrain from sharing beverages or utensils

When Will My Baby Start Getting Teeth?

Teething, the procedure of infant’s teeth breaking through the gums into the mouth, is variable among individual children. Some children get their teeth early while other children get them later. When all is said and done, the first teeth to show up are typically the lower front (foremost) teeth and they ordinarily start emerging between the age of 6-8 months.

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay (Early Childhood Caries)

Putting a child down during the evening with something other than water can bring about genuine and quick tooth decay. Sweet fluids gather around the kid’s teeth giving plaque microorganisms a chance to deliver acids that cause cavities. On the off chance that your kid won’t nod off without the bottle and its standard refreshment, progressively weaken the bottle’s substance with water over a few weeks.

Sippy Cups

These devices should be used as somewhat of a training utensil when transferring from a bottle to a cup for a small child. It is recommended to only fill the sippy cup with water and another liquid at mealtime.