Fluoride Action Network

NIDCR booklet: “A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby”

Source: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research | August 1st, 2020
Industry type: NIDCR Toothpaste


1. Protect your baby’s teeth with fluoride.

Ask a dentist or doctor if your water has fluoride in it. If it
doesn’t, ask about other kinds of fluoride (such as fluoride
varnish or drops) that can help keep your baby’s teeth healthy.

2. Check and clean your baby’s teeth.

At about age 2 (or sooner if a dentist or doctor suggests it)
you should start putting fluoride toothpaste on your
child’s toothbrush. Use only a tiny bit of toothpaste, no
bigger than a grain of rice.

*Booklet online at http://fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/nidcr.booklet.healthy-mouth-for-your-baby.august-2020.pdf