Baby shower gift

The tooth fairy helper book is a wonderful baby shower gift!

The best time for dental education is when the first baby teeth erupt.  Prevention of dental decay is better than correction.  That is why it is important for parents to understand the significance of taking care of their baby’s teeth as soon as they come in.  Parents should know that a baby should never go to bed with a bottle filled with anything other than water, as this can lead to extensive decay of the teeth.  A parent should start cleaning a baby’s mouth as soon as possible.  The gum tissue can be cleaned before teeth erupt with a soft tooth brush or a cloth and water.  After teeth erupt, brush the teeth twice a day with an age appropriate tooth brush and a small smear of fluoride containing toothpaste.  For a 2-5 year old use a “pea-sized” amount of toothpaste.  The parent should continue helping their child brush until they feel their child is capable on their own.

The “Tooth Fairy Helper” book makes a great baby shower gift to help parents begin proper dental care from the start.