Brushing Up on Oral Health: Never Too Early to Start

Health and Wellness Infancy

Give baby the best start possible

Steps to prevent tooth decay should begin prenatally and continue after birth. For a pregnant woman, taking care of their mouth (and their baby's mouth) is one of the easiest ways to help baby from the start - pregnancy may make a woman more prone to gum disease and cavities, which can impact their baby's health.

Check out the five general guidelines for establishing good dental health for infants - it's never too early to start, even if you can't see them yet, those tiny teeth are there, hiding just beneath the gums! This site is also available in Spanish.

Mom brushing child's teeth
Developed by: American Academy of Pediatrics