Oral Health For Infants To Age 4

  • Drink unfiltered water out of tap, or bottled H2O with Fluoride
  • Make formula with above H2O
  • Drink only H2O with fluoride, milk, or in the mornings diluted fruit juice
  • No Cola Drinks EVER!!!
  • Use washcloth wrapped around finger to brush teeth when first teeth appear
  • Start brushing with manual or child’s electric toothbrush when most baby teeth are erupted. Brush at least two times a day.
  • Use pea-size amount of reduced fluoride toothpaste, such as Stages®
  • Between meals snacks should be fruit or vegetables, never cereal
  • Serve sweets as dessert then brush teeth
  • First dental visit at age 2-with parents or older sibling