Good Oral Health

Helpful Infant Tips


Before your baby’s teeth show, you should clean the gums with a damp cloth after meals and at bedtime. Once teeth show, you should clean them with a soft toothbrush (without toothpaste) after meals and at bedtime.

Your Doctor can teach you how to clean your baby’s gums and teeth.

It is good to wean your child from a bottle between 9 and 12 months of age.

Helpful Sleeping Tips


Do not put your baby to sleep with a bottle, try one of these instead…..
  • Offer a blanket,
  • Give baby a warm bath
  • Rock baby to sleep
  • As a last resort, give WATER ONLY in the bottle
  • It may take about 3 to 7 nights of the child crying to break the bedtime bottle habit.