Did you know the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends your child see a dentist for the first time between 6-12 months of age? For many of us who have a hard time fitting our own dentist appointment into a schedule , it may seem a bit unnecessary (because, after all, they don’t even have all their teeth at that age!), but the suggestion is based on creating a lifetime of good dental hygiene.
Whether or not you take them to a dentist, even your pediatrician will tell you that brushing those emerging teeth is a good idea. Try some of these products to make dental hygiene part of their routine from the very start.
This Learn to Brush set ($6) from Mam includes a large brush for you to practice using together as well as one just their size for independent brushing.
Earth’s Best makes more than just great baby food; try their toddler toothpaste ($7), which is fluoride- and preservative-free.
Slip this cute Oral Care Rabbit ($6) over your fingers before rubbing your little one’s gums to remove plaque (or to help soothe pain during teething).
Great for grooming on the go, these Tooth Tissues ($7) gently remove bacteria and plaque, and contain a natural cavity fighter, too.
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