As you know, parenting comes with lots of responsibilities. While caring for little teeth is not the only responsibility that comes along with parenting, it’s certainly an important one. At Sunshine Smiles we take pride in serving as your children’s dentist in Melbourne and we enjoy sharing in that responsibility with you!
Caring for your children’s teeth early on will help them achieve a life-long healthy smile, and the job starts just after their birth. According to the American Dental Association you can start by cleaning your baby’s gums after each feeding using clean gauze or a wet washcloth, removing plaque that can be harmful to erupting teeth. Once the first tooth makes an appearance, you can begin brushing! Using a soft-bristled child sized toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, you can now brush your baby’s teeth, or tooth! But how much toothpaste does your baby need? Until three years of age you should only use a smear of toothpaste approximately the size of a grain of rice. Can’t see in your child’s mouth to brush? Don’t be afraid to get creative, sing lots of songs, and sit with their head in your lap for the best view!
At Sunshine Smiles we’re honored to share the responsibility of caring for your child’s little teeth with you. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact your children’s dentist in Melbourne.