Question by d and a’s mommy:
baby oral hygiene…mums please help?

I have a few questions about oral hygiene in babies. Any assistance will be appreciated.

1. How do I clean my baby’s mouth?
2. What should I use (products)?
3. How often must I clean her mouth?
4. What can happen to her if I do not clean her mouth?

Thank you all in advance.


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Answer by annas_baby_sis
1. Get the Oral-B infant Stages toothbrushes. It’ll be difficult, because the baby likes to suck on the toothpaste rather than have the teeth brushed. I tend to open my daughter’s bottom lip with one finger, and then brush back and forth with the other hand. I brush just like I brush my own, but the bristles are very soft and shaped in a way that it fits around her gums.

2. Oral-B Baby Stages toothpaste. It does not contain saccarhin and fluoride, which is good. Flouride can be harmful to an infant if swallowed. It does not foam either, so it is perfectly safe to swallow. It is “practice” toothpaste, that works to clean their teeth and gums.

3. At least once or twice a day, perhaps morning and before bed are best. After every meal does not matter, as long as the teeth are being cleaned twice a day.

4. Cavities, tooth decay, bad breath, gingivitis, premature browning of the teeth, premature tooth loss.

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