Ready to start brushing your babies teeth? Here is exactly what you need!

Ready to start brushing your babies teeth? Here is exactly what you need!

Here is a quick guide to get started on budget, easily accessible oral hygiene products.

A quick intro - I'm Jennifer, a mother of a lively 3 year old girl and a qualified dental hygienist/therapist with over 17 years experience in the dental industry.

 

If you want to introduce oral hygiene before their teeth appear, you can gently clean your babies mouth with a clean damp flannel. This gets them used to you being in their mouth and the sensation of cleaning. 

What do I need?

  • A small soft toothbrush - Tesco sell a 4 pack for £1 these can be purchased here - Results for “childrens toothbrush” - Tesco Groceries 
  • A fluoride toothpaste with at least 1000ppm. Don't be fooled by brand names, I use Tesco or Lidl's own and they do the same job at a fraction of the price. if your child is sensitive to the taste look for a children's toothpaste, they tend to be more bland.

And lastly - time and patience, they may resist toothbrushing at first. I will cover this in my next blog "No nonsense guide to brushing your babies teeth"

Hope this helps!

Jennifer Peterkin Bsc Oral Health Sciences

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