Bringing a new baby home can be wonderful and frightening all at once, especially if you’re a brand new mom. There’s a lot of care that needs to be taken to ensure a healthy and happy baby.
Oral health care is no different. Developing healthy habits from birth will help your child to learn a routine that will follow him or her throughout life. Cavities are preventable, which means that if you teach your child good oral health, her or she may not have to suffer at the hands of decay.
There are several things you can do to keep your child cavity-free. Some are obvious, like brushing your child’s teeth twice a day and flossing when two teeth touch. But others are not so instinctual.
A shared misconception about cavities is that genetics play a role in cavity formation. The truth is, cavities are nearly 100% preventable, and one of the most common ways to spread the bacteria that causes tooth decay is by sharing utensils and cleaning your child’s pacifier with your mouth.
Keep your child safe from tooth decay. Don’t share germs and practice daily preventive care!
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