Protecting Children’s Teeth

The American Dental Association recommends the following to promote healthy teeth in children: don’t share feeding spoons with baby or place baby’s pacifier in your mouth; wipe gums after feedings; begin brushing as soon at teeth come in; provide supervision when brushing until age 6; never put juice or soda in bottles; avoid dipping a child’s pacifier in anything sweet; have your child drink from a cup by one year of age; and promote eating healthy foods.
American Dental Association, January 2014