Tooth be told

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Beautiful Babies -

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

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