FrontEase Teether from Brush-Baby is suitable from 3+ months to help ease the discomfort of teething. The first tooth that erupts in a baby’s mouth is usually the lower incisor at the front. This is followed by the other incisors bottom and top. This teether is perfect for giving your baby something to chew on to help relieve teething pain. It is BPA free and has a textured biting surface specially designed for early teething with a removable cap for hygiene.
Teething can start at anytime from birth with the first tooth usually arriving around 6 months. You will notice your little one chewing on their fingers, toys or other objects they can get hold of. Teething can be a stressful time for baby and parents. Find out more about teething on the NHS website here.
The FrontEase Teether from Brush-Baby comes in two colours – pink or blue and supports the transition from sucking to chewing – which is very important for muscle and speech development.
If your baby is 6 months or older, you can give them healthy things to chew on e.g. raw fruit and vegetables. Pieces of apple or carrot are ideal. Always stay close when your baby is eating in case they choke. Avoid rusks because nearly all brands contain some sugar. Tooth decay can develop from the first sign of a tooth in the mouth so avoid any foods or drinks that contain sugar. The more time sugar is in contact with teeth the more likely the result will be tooth decay/cavities. Stick to milk or water for drinks – babies aren’t born with a sweet tooth and try and keep any sugar containing food to mealtimes only.
Always inspect before each use and throw away if worn or damaged. Store in a cool dry place.
Cleaning your baby’s gums with xylitol wipes before any teeth arrive will help create a healthy environment for the new teeth. Xylitol helps to reduce plaque biofilm and also stops the decay causing bacteria being able to harm your baby’s teeth. If parents or carers have had active tooth decay in the previous two years they may have a lot of the decay causing bacteria in their mouth which can be transferred to baby. Using BrushBaby xylitol wipes can help to reduce the risk of tooth decay developing in your little ones mouth. Prevention really is better than cure. Baby teeth are very important for eating, speech development and appearance. Tooth decay and early tooth loss can lead to a range of problems not least is pain and discomfort.
Toothbrushing should start as soon as the first tooth starts to erupt. Use a dry soft toothbrush and a smear of toothpaste with at least 1000ppm fluoride. Children don’t have the dexterity to clean teeth properly so it is important that parents/carers brush thoroughly all surfaces of the teeth at night and one other time every day. Find out more about oral health and looking after your families teeth here. Got a question? Contact us at [email protected]