Oral Health Checklist.indd - Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Oral Health Checklist.indd - Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Start Early: Healthy Smiles for Life
Healthy Smiles for Life Checklist for Caregivers
Birth - 2 yearS
2 - 3 years
3 - 5 years
Dental Home
First Birthday - First Dental
Visit.
Regular Dental Visits as
recommended by dental
provider.
Regular Dental Visits as
recommended by dental
provider.
Mouth Care
Lift the Lip - once a month to
look at teeth and check for
early signs of tooth decay.
Lift the Lip - once a month to
look at teeth and check for
early signs of tooth decay.
Lift the Lip - once a month to
look at teeth and check for
early signs of tooth decay.
Clean baby’s mouth before
Brush twice a day – use soft
teeth come in – use soft,
toothbrush.
damp cloth after all feedings.
Floss once a day.
Use finger brush as teeth
Discourage use of pacifier or
come in to clean teeth and
finger sucking.
massage tender gums.
Brush twice a day – use soft
toothbrush.
Floss once a day.
Discourage use of pacifier or
finger sucking.
Switch to soft toothbrush by
the age of 1 and brush twice
a day.
Diet
Protection
Breastfeed
Discourage juice.
Limit juice, only with meals.
Avoid bottles at bedtime
or naptime with anything
but water.
Discourage sticky, sugary
snacks.
Discourage sticky, sugary
snacks.
Fluoride Varnish
Fluoride Varnish
Fluoride Varnish
Available at dental provider
or at the Health Unit as soon
as 1st teeth appear.
Available at dental provider
or at the Health Unit as soon
as 1st teeth appear.
Available at dental provider
or at the Health Unit as soon
as 1st teeth appear.
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