Preventing Your Baby From Developing Gum Disease

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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