Tobin Dental News

Adopting Good Dental Habits

added on: April 10, 2014 | By: Dr. Nancy Tobin

Even before infants’ baby teeth erupt, parents can take steps to ensure their children’s oral health. Beginning with using a damp gauze pad to gently wipe baby’s gums, parents can remove residual milk, formula, and fruit juices from the mouth. These liquids contain sugars that bacteria feed on and produce acids that attack teeth. For this reason, a baby should not be allowed to fall asleep with a bottle of juice or formula in his or her mouth. Parents should start brushing their children’s teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste as soon as the first tooth appears. Flossing to prevent cavities between teeth should start when two teeth have erupted next to each other.

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