Babies can develop gum disease if their oral hygiene is poor. Luckily, gum disease can be prevented:

– Baby’s gums should be wiped gently with a soft damp washcloth after each feed.

– Once baby’s first tooth comes through a small toothbrush with a grain-sized blob of toothpaste can be used; once baby has two teeth that touch flossing can be introduced.

– If baby does develop gum disease, it can easily be treated by the dentist

“Your dentist can further advise you on best practices when taking care of your baby’s mouth to stop gum disease.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.