Dental Health tips for Infant to 1 year
Tooth decay can be spread. Don’t share things from your
mouth with the baby.
Wipe out baby’s mouth with a clean, soft cloth after each feeding.
If a bottle must be used at bed or nap time, use water
Begin using a cup at mealtimes when baby is about six months old.
Clean baby’s teeth 2 times a day with a small, soft
Ask your child’s doctor or dentist for an oral
health assessment as soon as your child gets their first tooth.
Toddler: Age 1 to 3
Brush your child’s teeth with a soft brush 2 times a day.
No more bottles or sippy cups by 14 months.
Avoid sweet drinks, candy, and soda.
Carrots are a great healthy snack
Plain water is your child's healthiest drink
Healthy School Snacks are Whole Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts & Seeds
Plain rice cakes
contain starches that contribute to dental decay.
Food packages have many words for sugar
high fructose corn syrup
Foods containing these ingredients are NOT Healthy Snacks
Who else would shop for cases of baking soda other then your dental hygienist?
Drink plain water
Drink unsweetened tea
Brush with baking soda
Floss before bed
2 minute brushing
Read labels for sugar content
4 grams of sugar = 1 teaspoon