How do I look after my baby's teeth? (6 to 30 months) 

Health visitor Odilia Gamor explains the things you can do to make sure your baby's teeth are as healthy as possible.

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Transcript of How do I look after my baby's teeth? (6 to 30 months)

How do I look after my baby’s teeth?   Odilia: “To brush your baby's teeth, you need a baby toothbrush, which is soft, and age-appropriate fluoride toothpaste. In between meals, give water or milk. A little bit of milk. You need to avoid juices that have got sugar in them and also avoid any chocolates and any sweets. By the time the baby is six months old, we advise, as health visitors, to give your baby's drinks in a cup.   Do not give any fruit juices in a sippy cup or a bottle, because the baby takes it in drips, and so the baby's teeth have longer contact with the acid and the sugar. Usually, tooth decay always occurs in babies if their teeth are not looked after from the first tooth.   Brush their teeth twice a day. Visit the dentist regularly, so that the baby does not have tooth decay when it grows up.”    


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Children's teeth

From brushing their first tooth to their first trip to the dentist, here's how to take care of your children's teeth