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Taking care of your baby’s teeth

When your baby’s first teeth start to come through, there are some important things you can do to protect them.

The structure of milk teeth is much more fragile than that of wisdom teeth. Their enamel is thinner, making them more susceptible to tooth decay.

It is therefore advisable to clean your baby’s teeth with a physiological serum compress to avoid food particles accumulating around the teeth and to retain their whiteness.

When the child has a number of teeth in their mouth, a soft toothbrush may be used. Until your child learns how to spit out, you should not use toothpaste: he or she might swallow it!

To prevent baby bottle tooth decay, do not give bottles containing sugary liquids (water, milk, etc.) to babies before they go to sleep.

At around 18 months, your baby is old enough for their first visit to the dentist. It is best to choose a dentist used to dealing with young patients, to ensure a successful first experience of going to the dentist, which can often be frightening for young children.

Last update:  19/10/2015 Icone_facebook Icone_twitter Icone_rss