- Don’t give your baby a bottle to drink in the crib overnight.
- Do brush or wipe clean your baby’s teeth clean before bed.
- Don’t put sugary drinks like soda or juice in the bottle.
- Do encourage your child to drink from a cup by their first birthday.
To clean your baby’s mouth and teeth, use a soft cloth to wipe over the teeth, gums, and tongue after feedings. Use a soft, small toothbrush and a tiny bit of fluoride toothpaste once you child is older. Dr. Patel and the staff at Super Kids Dental specialize in teaching patients how to brush. At your appointment you’ll learn the best way to get your infant or toddler’s mouth clean.