Caring For Baby Teeth

When looking after baby teeth in Sutton the best thing you can do is start brushing early.

“Research has shown that children whose teeth are brushed before they are one year old are less likely to have decay later,” says Dr Uchenna Okoye, Clinical Director, London Smiling.

“It is best to clean your baby’s first teeth by wrapping a clean flannel around your finger, or buying finger brushes and rubbing the teeth and gums gently, to rub away plaque”.

Below are some tips for caring for your childrens baby teeth.

  • Assist. Dentists have found that most children can’t clean their teeth adequately until they can write, so it’s best if you clean their teeth. Sit them on your lap and get them to open wide and tip their head back while you clean their teeth.
  • Toothpaste. Don’t use adult toothpaste before the age of six, because it contains too much fluoride and so increases the risk of mottled teeth.
  • Regular cleaning. Brush teeth twice a day, in the morning and before bed.