As we are now almost four months into this new year, many moms have made resolutions to live a more healthful life for themselves and their families. Oral health should be integral to these resolutions all year long, for expectant and new mothers.
Perinatal, the period immediately before and after birth, is a pivotal time for both mom and baby. The Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP) wants to ensure that moms are able to fulfill their New Year resolutions and receive the perinatal oral health care they need to keep themselves and their newborns on the path to lifelong oral health.
Did you know that perinatal dental care can help a baby’s development in the womb? Did you know that the bacteria that causes cavities can travel from person to person? Did you know that once the first baby tooth appears, a baby should only have water when they’re put to bed – rather than milk or juice? Do you know how old a child should be for their first dental visit?
There are many myths about the dental care of babies, and many moms do not realize that special perinatal oral care is essential.
Here is a list of the Top 10 things to know about your baby’s teeth…
To help tie in the message of how important your baby’s health is the first year in all aspects, especially oral health… the CDHP is offering a “Gear for the First Year Basket” to one lucky OurKidsMom reader.
The basket contains:
- Circo Sunburst Infant Duck Bath Mitt – Infant
- Johnson’s Baby Shampoo – 20 fl oz
- Pampers Swaddlers Diapers Jumbo Packs – Size 0 (36 Count)
- Newborn Circo Short-Sleeve Neutral 3pk Bodysuit 0-3M
- Gerber First Essentials Bottle Set : 5 oz Bottles – 9 Pack
This giveaway ended at 11:59PM EST on April 4, 2011.
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