Mummy has bought Little Leon a special toothy brush. It has a soft grip handle so he can hold it tight. In fact he doesn't like to let it go and often he carries it around for most of the day!
It's very important that little heart babies look after their new toothy pegs because there is a slightly higher risk of Endocarditis. This is where nasty bacteria affects the lining and valves of repaired hearts. Making them swell and not function properly, which can lead to other complications such as stroke, heart failure or death. Woo! That's bad!
So Little Leon goes to the dentist with Mummy and tries to bite his finger! But he is too fast for Little Leon!!! The Dentist gives Leon a sticker to say he's been a good boy.... Even if he did try to bite his finger!!!!
Mummy and Leon sing, 'this is the way we brush our teeth, brush our teeth, brush our teeth....' while they brush, little Leon laughs and laughs, then spends time licking the toothpaste off the brush!!!
When he is older , Mummy has an egg timer to get the right brushing time in! Little Leon says don't laugh, it could save his life one day!!!
So that's why it's important for heart babies to look after their new toothy pegs.