The road to your baby's first birthday is full of milestones, from solid foods to first steps. But it's the most picture-worthy milestone – your child's first smile – that reflects the importance of good oral health even before his or her baby teeth erupt. By taking the time to care for baby gums properly, you can set a precedent for the same oral health in the future.
Compared to nightly feedings and similar tasks during this first year, healthy gums are simple to maintain. Oral care begins before primary teeth make their appearance because healthy gums can contribute to a healthier smile in time for teething to occur. To this end, here are some simple tips to start your baby's oral hygiene off right.