Friday, June 28, 2013

When Should Parents Start To Clean Their Baby’s Teeth?

Many new parents wonder when it’s the right time to start cleaning their baby’s teeth.  They should start cleaning the baby’s mouth before their teeth come in. Start cleaning your baby’s mouth when they are just a few days old. To clean your baby’s mouth by rubbing the upper and lower gums with a clean, damp washcloth. They also make infant toothbrushes that slip over your finger; you can find these at your local drug store. Repeat this once in the morning and once before bed.

Once you child begins the teething process, brush their teeth with a child’s toothbrush with a pea sized amount of toothpaste and floss in between the teeth.  Continue this process until your child is about 6 to 7 years old; this is the time when you want them to start brushing on their own, with your supervision!

Instill good oral care habits today for a healthier smile tomorrow!

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