Posted by: Sharmila Rajah
Can you spot those pearly whites?
Now that Ayanna’s pearly whites have made an appearance, it’s time to get started on basic dental care. Though her tiny pearls are all bound for extinction, it is good to begin educating her on good dental habits.
Every morning, Ayanna’s soft teeth are gently brushed using an infant toothbrush moistened with water. This is combined with some light wiping of the teeth with a moistened cloth. Wiping does a more thorough job while brushing gets baby into the important habit of good dental hygiene. A combination of both works well. We wipe after meals and at bedtime too. Ayanna’s tongue gets a wipe too.
No toothpaste is necessary for baby’s teeth, though we can flavour the brush with a tiny bit of toothpaste (one that’s formulated for infants and doesn't contain fluoride).
Next, the search is on for a pediatric dentist.