Healthy teeth and gums are important for your child's overall health and well-being. Establishing healthy habits from a young age can go a long way in terms of prevention. Young children and babies cannot clean their own teeth. It is important that parents brush for them when they are very young and with them as they grow older. Here are some tips to get you going!
Regardless of age, discourage snacking on sugary foods and drinks throughout the day or overnight.For example, the constant and slow sipping on milk-filled bottles at night to put your child to sleep can keeps sugars in the mouth and can lead to cavities. A tip would be to fill them with water instead!
Try to avoid sugary foods and drink, and instead offer your child healthy snack options such as milk and cheese, carrots and celery etc. The younger you cultivate good eating habits, the easier it will be to follow through!