Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Brushing a baby or child’s teeth

New parent's guide in brushing a baby or child's teeth:

When can you start? Start early as soon as your baby’s teeth start to come through.

Buy a baby or milk teeth toothbrush and use it with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste. Now if you are worried about using fluoride, you can always ask your dentist whether the baby toothpaste is safe to use or has enough fluoride for your baby’s needs.

When brushing your baby or child’s teeth, do not worry if you don’t manage to brush much at first because the important thing at the start is to get teeth brushing accepted as part of everyday routine. Remember that your baby’s gum is still very sensitive, so try to brush as gently as you can.

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