Dental care

Dental care

Prevention of caries is important before a baby is even teething. As a basic measure, make sure you never suck your baby’s comforter or clean it in your mouth. You will risk transmitting your bacteria to your child. Never let the baby use the bottle as a substitute comforter, and don’t let him or her drink soft drinks or sweet tea.

Once your baby is teething, the Swiss Dentists’ Association recommends the following measures:

  • no snacks with added sugar
  • if you buy sweets, look out for the«tooth friendly» label
  • brush the baby’s teeth twice daily,using a soft children’s toothbrushand fluoride toothpaste

Brushing teeth is a daily struggle in many families. The rules are simple: Brush your teeth for three minutes after every meal, no sweet snacks or soft drinks in-between meals. Getting your children used to this routine is a long process.

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