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.
Plain water is your child's healthiest drink
Carrots are a great healthy snack
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
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