What’s noisy as an elephant for one minute and as silent as a mouse the next? (Parents should recognize this one!) It’s a newborn baby! If you like the mouse-like sort of baby, there are some items you should be mindful of regarding dental hygiene for your little ones. Use the tips below to help your little one maintain strong oral health, and come stop by for an appointment in our office so that we can give them the assistance they deserve.
Perhaps the most important thing you can do for your child is to set them on a healthier diet. Instead of sodas, juices, potato chips and candies, allow fresh vegetables and whole grains. As they progress, they’ll start to decide to have these foods by themselves, and their teeth will be so much better for it.
Assist your child to drink from a full cup by the time they are one year old. Extended use of training cups and sippy cups can harm the alignment of the teeth and could necessitate professional help to fix.
Finally, make sure you’re helping your child to brush their teeth daily. If they’re below two years of age, speak with us about whether using toothpaste is appropriate. If they’re old enough to brush their teeth by themselves, watch them to ensure that they’re brushing for the full two minutes interval and that they’re not swallowing the toothpaste.
Please call JDA DMD, LLC at 201-444-1048 to schedule your next Ridgewood, New Jersey, checkup with Dr. John Aston.