Tooth Tips

Health Tooth Tips

tip_wipe Wipe your baby’s gums with a wet washcloth after feeding especially before bed
tip_notbeforebed Avoid putting your baby to bed with a bottle
tip_toothbrush Start brushing 2x/day with a soft bristled toothbrush once the first tooth appears
tip_floss Start flossing 1x/day any teeth that are touching — it’s easier than you think!
tip_water Choose water instead of juice or soda
tip_nocandy Limit between meal snacking, especially on sugary or sticky foods
tip_gum Choose xylitol (gum, mints, candy, wipes, or gel)
tip_team Team brushing & flossing until age 7 (being able to tie their own shoes is a good indication independent brushing)

What Causes Cavities

The main culprit behind tooth decay is bacteria a.k.a “sugar bugs!” Feeding bacteria more than 3-4x their favorite food of carbohydrates (both healthy and unhealthy—bacteria do not discriminate) will allow the bacteria to produce acid that will break down your teeth.


Carbs + Bacteria = Acid


Acid + Healthy Tooth = Cavity!

These bacteria can be passed on to others through saliva just like cold germs can!

Please don’t share cups, forks, spoons, or toothbrushes to avoid getting more bacteria.

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