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Smile Tips for All Parts of Life from a Mom, Wife, and Dentist

April 27, 2016

Baby Oral Care

Babies should have their teeth brushed twice a day with a fluoride free training toothpaste. 



After the age of two, fluoride toothpaste can be introduced but limited to a pea sized amount. Children must be supervised and taught to spit after brushing to minimize the amount of fluoride consumption. I recommend a baby toothbrush for softness and size. 


In a round buffing motion, brush against the chewing surfaces and along the gum line. The gums should be massaged as well. This is especially important for teething babies. Flossing should be coupled with brushing, which is especially important before bedtime because saliva levels drop when we sleep. Consult with your dentist as needed.





2 comments:

  1. Paul HendrixFebruary 01, 2017

    Oral care is very important for every human being, especially for kids, as a parent, it is our duty to take care of our baby's oral care. Otherwise, they are suffering from cavities and other oral problems. From this article, we learn some basic things about oral care and while following these instructions, we are able to maintain a good oral care. Thanks for such wonderful tips.
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    1. Thanks so much for the kind feedback, Paul. Yes, good oral care is an important component of good general health. Thanks for following!

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