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Baby Oral Care Unveiled: The Ultimate Guide!

Proper oral care for babies is crucial for their overall health and lays the foundation for healthy teeth. In this blog post, we will share important knowledge and advice on baby oral care, ensuring a bright and healthy smile. So, let's dive in!

1. Do Babies Need to Brush Their Teeth Even Before Teething?

While newborns have minimal saliva production, they are susceptible to external bacteria. Around 4 months, babies start exploring by putting things in their mouths, which introduces bacteria. Hence, it's essential to start cleaning their mouths from birth!

How to do it? Begin by cleaning your hands thoroughly. Then, using a finger brush or a clean, soft cloth dipped in warm water, gently clean the baby's gums, palate, and tongue at least once a day. This helps remove food debris and bacteria, preventing oral infections and also helps the baby get accustomed to brushing.

2. How to Care for Baby Teeth and Oral Health After Teething?

When babies start teething, it's time to introduce a child-friendly toothbrush with a small head and soft bristles to protect their gums and teeth. As babies tend to swallow toothpaste, it's important to avoid fluoride-containing toothpaste. Use only a rice-grain-sized amount of toothpaste until they reach 2.5 years old, then increase it to a pea-sized amount. However, during the initial teething phase, toothpaste usage can be reduced accordingly.

We recommend using the Phanpy Baby Toothbrush Tongue Cleaner, featuring closely arranged ultra-fine bristles for efficient cleaning without harming the gums.

To prevent tooth decay, it's essential to avoid giving sugary liquids or food before bedtime, as the mouth becomes anaerobic during sleep, increasing the risk of "cavities." Consistently brushing before sleep is an effective way to prevent tooth decay. Additionally, as babies grow older, gradually reduce nighttime milk feedings from 6 months onwards and aim to eliminate them by 12 months.

Starting from 6 months to 1 year, take your baby for regular dental check-ups. Dentists can assess the growth and development of teeth, providing additional oral care advice. Regular oral examinations help identify and address oral issues early on.

Proper oral care for babies is vital for their overall health. By following these guidelines, you can ensure your baby's oral hygiene and lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Remember, a little effort now will go a long way in securing your baby's dental well-being!

So, gear up and embark on this exciting journey of nurturing your baby's oral health!

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