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Dental health tips for babies and toddlers

  • To soothe the irritation of teething, give your baby a teething ring to chew on.
  • Don’t give sweetened drinks from the bottle as they can cause decay. Establish regular bottle feeds and, if your baby needs a drink between feeds, use cooled boiled water.
  • After feeding, to prevent tooth decay, wipe your baby’s teeth with a moist cloth. At about eight months, start your infant drinking from a cup as this reduces the time that decay-producing sugars are in
    contact with the teeth.
  • Introduce your infant to tooth cleaning as soon as the teeth appear. As infants are unable to control swallowing, a small smear of low strength fluoride toothpaste (or no toothpaste at all) should be used.
  • At about eighteen months, take your child to the family dentist for a check-up to become accustomed to regular dental visits.

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Call 07 3172 3651

166 Monier Road, Darra.

Just take the Sumners Road exit off the Centenary Highway.