Many families wonder what to do when those first baby teeth come in. Can babies really get cavities? Should we brush our baby’s teeth? If so, should we use toothpaste? Floss? How often? If my baby does get cavities, then what?
I do not have all the answers, but hope that the tips and links below will be enough to get parents pointed in the direction of useful resources as they begin to explore this topic.
The big question - does breastfeeding cause tooth decay? - is not as straightforward as it might seem. From various sources I have compiled the following: