Natural Baby Tooth Care

At 7 months and almost 2 weeks, Fern has yet to get any teeth.

That is not to say that she hasn’t been grumpy and teething at all, because she has, but no teeth to show for it. But, with the idea of teeth on the horizon, I’ve begun thinking about baby dental care and researching how I can help Fern have the most healthy teeth possible.

This has brought me to some research on natural tooth care for babies and the hot ticket item that all the natural mamas are talking about is: fermented cod liver oil.

Apparently taking FCLO (fermented cod liver oil) can help heal cavities and offers a slew of other health benefits and it’s all the rage right now, but I can’t seem to find a ton of scientific backing behind it.  Perhaps I’m just not very good at internet research.  It sounds awesome though.

Right now I use a little teether toothbrush and/or a washcloth to clean Fern’s gums at least once a day, but I’d love to find out more about how you all care for your babies’ teeth and if any of you have any experience with FCLO and/or research about it that you can direct me to.  I’m very interested in it since I have terribly weak, cativy-prone teeth and I’m hoping that FCLO can be a good preventative measure for my little one.

Any input you have would be great!  Thanks dear readers!



Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook, or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.

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