The Chief Dental Officer for the UK advocates cleaning babies' mouths and gums every day and it's really easy to do correctly.
Cleaning your baby's gums helps remove food and milk deposits and reduces the build-up of bacteria, including those that cause tooth decay. This helps create a healthier environment for new baby teeth. Keeping gums clean can also help avoid gum inflamation and teething pain.
Introducing a daily dental care routine early, starting with gum care, will help get your baby used to the idea having its ‘teeth’ cleaned from a very early age, making life easier later on!
Research has also shown that wiping a baby's gums and new teeth daily with a xylitol wipe gives great protection against tooth decay in the early years.