9 Oral Health Care Tips For Babies

An oral health routine for your little ones is essential for keeping healthy and bright smiles. That is why Eonian Care recognises that every family needs to be mindful in caring for their baby's pearly whites. So, we have listed nine care tips that are easy to follow so you can prevent oral problems in the future.

Breast Milk Is Good For The Teeth

During the first months of your infant's life, breastmilk is still the primary source of nourishment, including the calcium needed for healthy teeth and bones. However, you can also opt for calcium-rich formula milk if you have difficulty producing breast milk. In addition, you must remember to remove your infant from your breast or bottle once they're done drinking.

Don't Put Them To Sleep With A Bottle

It's tempting to leave them with the bottle while sleeping. However, it would be best to avoid this as milk sometimes remains in their mouth and teeth, which could cause tooth decay. It also increases the risk of choking and ear infections.

You can check out the Eonian Care Baby Bottles & Feeding Solutions Value Set for bottle-feeding. The set includes:

  • Three 180 ml magic cups.

  • Three 240 ml magic cups.

  • Six storage lids.

  • Two adaptors.

  • A slow flow teat.

  • A fast flow teat Y-shape.

  • A straw cup conversion top.

Teach Them To Use A Cup After Six Months

After six months, you can start introducing your baby to a straw and then to a sippy cup. They should be able to drink from a cup once they're a year old.

The Eonian Care Drinking Bottle set has a straw cup conversion top that aids your baby's transition from bottle feeding to drinking in cups.

Water Is Still One of the Best Drinks For Toddlers

Besides breastmilk, water is also one of the best drinks for toddlers. It washes food that remains in their mouth while keeping them hydrated. If your baby is under 12 months, you should only give them water that has been boiled and cooled for extra stomach protection.

Cow's Milk is Also a Healthy Drink

Cow's milk is a rich source of calcium that makes bones and teeth strong and healthy. Children under a year old should only drink formula or breastmilk, and those over 12 months can now start enjoying cow's milk.

You should also avoid or lessen their consumption of flavoured milk that often contains sugar that causes decay.

Children Don't Need Fruit Juice or Sweet Drinks

It's no wonder why most kids love fruit juice and sweet drinks. They're refreshing and tasty. However, it is vital to remember that these drinks contain sugar and are damaging to the teeth.

We don't recommend giving kids soft drinks, sports drinks, and tea to help protect their teeth.

If it can't be helped, we recommend only 120mL to 180mL of fruit juices daily.

Clean and Take Care of Your Baby's Teeth Once It Appears

When a tooth erupts, you can start by gently cleaning it with a soft cloth or a baby toothbrush. Once they turn 18 months, you can use a pea-sized amount of low-fluoride toothpaste but make sure they spit it out. There are also lots of baby-safe toothpaste in the market that you could choose from.

Visit A Dentist

You can bring your babies to a dentist early so they can assess them before they turn two. This check-up is vital as your dentist can identify if something needs to be fixed and treated early.

Oral Health in The Family

You must understand that someone in your home can pass tooth-decaying bacteria to your baby. That's why each one in your household should observe proper oral health hygiene and brush their teeth at least twice daily. The family should also have regular visits to the dentists.

Eonian Care stresses the importance of oral care for your baby in your home as it affects their overall well-being.