How Breastfeeding Affects Your Child’s Oral Health

February 21, 2019

CHOOSING TO BREASTFEED a child is a personal and special decision for a mother. Not only does nursing provide a valuable bonding experience for mother and baby, it also has many health benefits, such as decreasing the child’s risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and lowering the chances of mom developing breast and ovarian cancer. But […]


All About Baby Teeth

July 26, 2018

A BABY’S FIRST TOOTH is a major milestone, and a child losing their first tooth is another! As parents, it’s important for us to know what to expect when it comes to our children’s baby teeth, from when they come in to when they lose them, and how to take good care of them in between. […]


Caring for Your Baby’s Gums

April 11, 2014

Caring for Your Baby’s Gums After each feeding, gently brush your baby’s gums using water or a baby tooth and gum cleanser on a baby toothbrush that has soft bristles. Or, wipe your baby’s gums with a soft, damp washcloth. Many people don’t know that you don’t have to wait until the first tooth appears […]


How To Avoid Baby Bottle Decay

April 10, 2014

How To Avoid It Never use a feeding bottle as a pacifier. Try not to put your child to bed with a bottle. If you must, make sure it contains plain water instead of milk, juice or formula. Don’t give a baby a pacifier that has been dipped in honey or sugar.


Causes of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay:

April 9, 2014

Causes of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay:  Baby bottle tooth decay occurs when a child’s teeth are frequently exposed to sugary liquids for long periods of time, usually through extended nursing on milk (including breast milk), formula or juice at bedtime or naptime.


How To Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

April 8, 2014

  Chances are you’re using a bottle to feed your baby. Have you ever heard of “baby bottle tooth decay”? It’s one of the common ways your baby can develop cavities, and it can be avoided.