September is Baby Safety Month
As a parent you want to do all you can to keep your baby safe and it can be overwhelming when you start thinking of all the dangers your baby can encounter.
September is baby safety month, so we have compiled some baby dental safety tips for your little one.
Here are some tips to help you stay proactive in your baby’s dental health and safety
- Have your toddler sit down when drinking from a sippy cup or a bottle
- Avoid letting your child roam around with objects in their mouth, that increases the chance for injury, should your child bump into something.
- If your baby or toddler falls and hits their mouth and/or teeth, schedule an appointment with your pediatric dentist.
Dental tips to prevent tooth decay
- Wipe a baby’s gums twice a day with a soft, clean cloth in the morning right after their first feeding and right away before bed. This helps to wipe away bacteria and sugars that can cause cavities.
- When teeth start coming in, start brushing twice a day with a soft, small‑bristled toothbrush and plain water.
- Use a bottle only for feeding
- Try to avoid putting your baby to sleep with a bottle or breastfeeding
- Wean your baby from a bottle to a cup by 12 months
- It’s best not to give a child under the age of one sugary drinks.
SEPTEMBER IS “BABY SAFETY MONTH”