Caring for Your New Baby’s Teeth to Insure Long-Term Oral Health

Caring for Your New Baby’s Teeth to Insure Long-Term Oral Health

Good dental care for your baby actually begins before he or she is born. It begins with you, the mother. It’s important to continue proper dental hygiene during pregnancy and special attention may be needed at this time because red and tender gums that bleed easily may be caused by increased hormone levels. Snacking too often on foods that have a high level of sugar can also lead to tooth decay.

Daily Brushing & Flossing Can Protect Against Periodontal Disease & Tooth Loss

Daily Brushing & Flossing Can Protect Against Periodontal Disease & Tooth Loss

Taking good care of your teeth is extremely important. The consequences of losing your natural teeth can be costly and life changing. Twice-daily brushing & flossing removes particulate buildup from foods, as well as bacteria that can cause cavities. Although these substances continue to accumulate on a daily basis, regular effective home care can protect teeth and gums from their damaging effects. A semi-annual hygiene therapy appointment will eliminate otherwise hard to remove dental plaque that can accumulate and calcify, leading to serious periodontal problems and potential tooth loss.