Baby Dental

Children's Dental

Whether your little one is teething or learning to brush their new teeth, we’ve got everything you need for your baby or toddler’s dental care.

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How to avoid tooth decay in babies

 

Your baby’s first teeth are very important if they’re going to have healthy adult teeth when they get older.

 

If tooth decay is left untreated, it can cause your baby severe pain and may lead to them developing a dangerous infection.

 

From birth until they’re 12 months old, gently wipe your baby’s gums with a clean washcloth - when you see their teeth begin to show, you can move on to using a soft baby’s toothbrush and a small amount of fluoride toothpaste.

 

From 12 to 36 months old, you can start brushing their teeth twice per day - after breakfast and before they go to bed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Teething typically starts at around 6 months old and it can be an uncomfortable time for your baby.

 

If your baby is teething, you may notice that they’re crying more than usual, drooling a lot, biting and possibly rubbing their cheeks or pulling on their ears.

 

There may also be changes to their eating and sleeping habits, like struggling to drink from a bottle or waking up during the night.

Teething can be uncomfortable for your baby, but there are ways to help ease their symptoms.

 

You can give your baby sugar-free painkillers like Calpol, or see if they take to a teething ring that can be cooled in the fridge.

 

You can also try teething gels, but it’s recommended to try other methods first.

 

If your baby is 6 months and over, you can give them healthy things to chew on like raw vegetables, but always keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t choke.

The moment your baby gets their first teeth, you should start to take them to have regular dental check-ups to see if they’re growing as they should.

 

Babies, toddlers, and children can get cavities easily - this is why you should develop a frequent dental habit at a young age to prevent any problems as their adult teeth start to set in.

It’s best to find products for your toddler that they like and are fun for them to use as an incentive for them to brush their teeth twice a day.

 

Find a toothbrush in their favourite colour or one that features a character they like - but make sure the toothbrush is suitable for their age and is made with soft bristles so it’s gentle on their gums.

 

For toothpaste, select a toddler-friendly variety; these tend to be in tasty flavours that they won’t feel inclined to spit out.

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