Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    List an Event/Business    Contact    Login
Join the Melbourne Mums Facebook Group to ask questions, seek advice, share experiences and join a vibrant and supportive community.

Maven Dental Group: Tips For Healthy Baby Teeth

by Jemma (follow)
Great oral health begins from the moment you’re just a baby – with a little help, of course!

It's important for children to develop a positive attitude towards oral health from a young age to ensure their teeth will last a lifetime.

With practices in Brunswick, South Yarra and the CBD, Maven Dental Group is accustomed to children's dentistry with a strong focus on preventive and protective measures.


When welcoming a new child into the world, there is a lot to navigate through, so they've put together some helpful tips on how to care for your baby’s teeth:
---------------------------------

When do babies get teeth?

Babies’ teeth generally start to come through the gums at about 6-9 months of age. This greatly varies from person to person so some children can start teething as early as 3 months or as late as 12 months.

Tips for Healthy Baby Teeth:

Once a day following one of your baby’s feeding times, you're encouraged to use a clean damp, soft cloth (face washer, gauze), wrapped around your finger, to gently wipe clean your baby’s gums.

Also, start to familiarise your baby/toddler with drinking water. Be sure to cool the water after boiling it, so that it is sterilised, and avoid adding fruit juice or other flavourings.


How to brush your baby's teeth & what toothbrush to use:

Once the first tooth has erupted it’s time to introduce your baby to the toothbrush. Using only water on the toothbrush, gently brush the tooth/teeth using small circular motions and brush the surface of the tooth up to where it meets the gum twice a day.

What toothpaste is best to use for toddlers?

Toothpaste is normally introduced at about 18 months old. Choose a children’s toothpaste as it’s lower in fluoride, milder in taste and it won’t cause them any harm if it is swallowed. In addition to brushing, start to familiarise your child with flossing once they have 2 or more teeth.

Help your kids play an active role in their oral health care routine by making this task fun. Create a game or play their favourite song for 2 minutes, or even try brushing your teeth at the same time.

When should I take my child to the dentist?

Begin visits to the dentist early! To help support a positive relationship with the dentist start familiarising your child by taking them along to your own dental appointments.

For more information on how to care for your baby's teeth, read the full blog post here.
---------------------------------

Keep smiling with no extra out of pocket expenses* when you book your No Gap* appointment with participating Maven Dental practices in Melbourne. To book, visit the website here.

Participating practices include:




**T&C’s apply. Only new patients are eligible for offer. Exam, Clean & X-rays only. For full T&C's please see here.

Featured
Is someone in your life graduating soon? Whether their achievement is preschool, primary school high school, TAFE or university, celebrate their big day with pride!
Baby + Me is a fun and engaging book for soon-to-be big brothers and sisters.
Bambini Early Learning Centres are set to host the Bayside Treasure Hunt and Open Day on Saturday 8th December. Families can get their thinking caps on and look for clues around any of the Bayside centres, with the chance to win a $1000 JB Hi-Fi voucher, just in time for Christmas!
8 Dec
The Christmas Gift Extravaganza on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December will be showcasing the best of local Designers, Makers, Vendors of unique Fashion and Gifts for Men, Women and the Home.
8 Dec - 9 Dec
On Saturday the 24th of November, you're invited to the Journey Early Learning – Burwood Open Day at their beautiful NEW centre.
24 Nov
Do you need an updated family photo?
24 Nov - 2 Dec
Learn how to take amazing family photos with your smartphone!
Join in on the NEW Art of Beer tour of Melbourne, which will cover the city's relationship with beer, its history and the best places to drink and enjoy beer.
The Melbourne Crochet Club meets weekly to learn crochet, meet other Melbourne mums, and have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along!
Take the majesty of a world-class orchestra, stir in your favourite festive tunes and sprinkle over a large pinch of musical magic. The result? Christmas with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra!
8 Dec
Is your business looking for extra exposure during the lead up to Christmas? Melbourne Mums Group is holding a Facebook Coupon Race on Friday 7th December and you're invited to take part!
7 Dec
You're invited to tour the new, custom designed environments at Guardian Early Learning – Blackburn Village.
You're invited to tour the new, custom designed environments at Guardian Early Learning – South Melbourne.
Awesome Value Melbourne Events
Join the conversation on the Melbourne Mums Facebook Group


Enjoy affordable family photography from MyFamilyPhoto.com.au

I like this Article - 1
[ print friendly ]
ID: 86125
Calendar
Categories
January (58)
March (73)
April (62)
May (100)
June (73)
July (86)
August (89)
September (100)
October (105)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version