Summary for Healthy Teeth

Quick Summary for Healthy Teeth

  • take your child to the dentist by age 1 for advice regarding diet and oral hygiene to keep teeth healthy
  • if it’s been in your mouth, don’t put it into baby’s mouth. That’s how decay causing germs get into baby’s mouth
  • don’t share water bottles, cups, spoons
  • never clean baby’s dummy in your mouth
  • the last thing that goes into your child’s mouth at bed time is a toothbrush with fluoride toothpaste
  • brush in the morning also
  • milk or water to drink
  • limit sweet processed snacks
  • brush your child’s teeth until he/she is at least 8 yrs old
  • brush your own teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste
  • visit your dentist to make sure your teeth are healthy too. Chances are, if you have cavities, you’ll pass the bad bacteria to your child which greatly increases the risk of tooth decay.