Health Tip: Brush Baby's Gums01/11/11
HealthDay News) -- It's never too early to start caring for
baby's teeth and gums.
The American Dental Association offers these suggestions:
- Even before teeth emerge, wipe down baby's gums using clean
gauze or a small, cool spoon.
- Using water and a toothbrush made for babies, start brushing
teeth as soon as they poke through.
- Starting when your child reaches age 2 years, use a pea-sized
squirt of toothpaste with fluoride.
- Always clean baby's pacifier before offering it.
- Don't let baby take a bottle to bed.
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