Brushing babies teeth and gums? What kind of crazy talk is that? I don’t have to worry about that until their adult teeth start coming in right? Wrong! Think it’s too early to think about brushing Baby’s teeth? Think again. Even before his or her first tooth breaks through, it’s a good idea to start establishing some strong oral hygiene habits.
Starting early could be a huge benefit not only for your child’s health, but for you as well. It will help later on when your desperately trying to get them in the routine of good dental hygiene.
1. Start Before Baby’s Teeth Come In
Keeping your baby’s mouth clean even before the first little tooth pops through is an important beginning step. Wiping her gums after feedings will help to remove surface bacteria and prevent it from sticking around when teeth do start to arrive. Try wrapping a clean, wet washcloth or a piece of clean gauze around your finger and wiping those toothless gums.