Infant dental care is important from the very beginning. Oral hygiene begins at birth. Following are some Oral Care Tips our friends at MAM have put together for you and your Baby.
Baby’s First Dental Visit
Your baby should visit the dentist shortly after the first tooth appears and no later than your baby’s first birthday. At the first dental check-up, the dentist will examine your baby’s first teeth and mouth, determine the right amount of fluoride for your child, discuss feeding practices and decide the best prevention plan that fits your child. Tooth decay is preventable!
Oral Care Routine
The routine of cleaning your baby’s mouth should begin right from the start. After feedings, wipe your baby’s gums and mouth with your finger wrapped in a soft, clean cloth.
Soothing Baby’s First Teeth
Around 6 months, sometimes sooner or later, your baby’s first teeth will begin to erupt. You may notice your baby has increased drooling and mild irritability. To help soothe your baby offer a chilled, not frozen, teething ring or try massaging your baby’s gums. Teething gels that numb your baby’s gums are not recommended because of the toxicity potential.
When to Start Brushing
Begin brushing when your baby’s first tooth erupts. Use a soft bristled toothbrush that is age appropriate. Brush twice a day. Your health care professional may recommend a smear of fluoridated toothpaste based on your baby’s risk for tooth decay.
Developed in conjunction with health practitioners and developmental psychologists, MAM’s innovative oral care collection helps maintain baby’s oral health from birth and beyond. Like all MAM products, the oral care collection is BPA-free, PVC-free, lead-free and CPSIA-compliant.
The MAM First Brush encourages independent brushing, features a short and compact handle that is perfect for children to grasp and hold and enables for children to learn independent tooth brushing correctly from the start. The brush features a round head which adapts perfectly to baby’s mouth, red bristles indicate the proper amount of toothpaste to use and soft, rounded bristles clean first teeth and remove plaque and bacteria.
Parents can easily clean babies gums and first teether or massage sensitive gums with MAM’s Oral Care Rabbit
Made from soft microfiber material, the Oral Care Rabbit gentle on baby’s tender and sensitive gums.
Oral Care During Pregnancy
During your pregnancy, oral health care for you is important. The many changes taking place throughout your pregnancy, such as hormones, eating habits, indigestion and acid reflux can impact your oral health. Poor oral health can affect the health of your baby. Maintain a healthy mouth through daily home care and regular professional dental care.
Tooth Decay and Staying Healthy
Tooth decay is an infectious disease. This means the germ that causes tooth decay can be spread from your mouth to your baby’s mouth. Avoid putting things in your mouth and then in your baby’s mouth such as sharing a spoon when testing your baby’s food or cleaning a dropped pacifier with your mouth.
About MAM – standard setting baby products
MAM combines technological innovation, medical function and contemporary design to develop superior baby care products that support a baby’s development from day one. Since MAM developed its first pacifier in Vienna in 1976, it has evolved to become a global authority on baby care product design and quality. Today MAM products are used by families in over 60 countries and on five continents. To find out more and view MAM’s baby care range of award-winning pacifiers, bottles, cups, teethers, oral care items, coordinating accessories and gift sets visit www.mambaby.com.