Tooth be told
It’s important for your bub to maintain good dental hygiene so they build strong, healthy teeth and can combat bacterial infections. Developing an oral health routine as soon as she gets her first teeth will give your little one the best defence against decay. Dentist and Philips Sonicare ambassador, Dr David Dunn believes beginning a brushing routine before bub starts cutting teeth can be beneficial. “Most babies will get their first teeth at five to six months of age and this is an appropriate time to start brushing and establishing important habits. You can even start this earlier prior to teeth by using a finger to massage the gums and simulate a brushing action,” he says. So, when should you start to use toothpaste? “Toothpaste can be used immediately as teeth erupt, however, this should be children’s toothpaste only, and using only an amount the size of a baby’s fingernail,” he says.
Nuby Tooth and Gum care set, $14.99 Jack N’ Jill Natural Baby Gum and Tooth Wipes, (pack of 25) $14.95 NUK 3-sided toothbrush, $7.95
Jack N’ Jill Natural Toothpaste, $5.95