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Baby Dental Infant Dental Care

Tuesday, Apr. 9th 2024 10:46 AM

Dental Care for Infants

Any tips on how to take care of infants’ baby’s teeth? Are there things you should know about and do even before your baby starts teething? How about tips on teething? Does anyone have good tricks to help get a baby through teething?

Reply: There are a few things you can do to prepare for your baby’s first teeth. You can start by wiping your baby’s gums with a clean, damp cloth after feedings to help keep their gums clean. It’s also important to avoid putting your baby to bed with a bottle, as this can cause tooth decay.

Caring for a baby’s teeth is essential to help prevent tooth decay and promote good oral health. Here are some tips on how to take care of infants’ baby’s teeth:

  1. Once the first tooth appears, brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Limit sugary drinks and foods, especially before bedtime. 
  3. Avoid putting your baby to bed with a bottle of milk or juice. This can cause tooth decay. 
  4. Schedule your baby’s first dental visit when the first tooth appears or by the first birthday.

Remember, caring for your baby’s teeth can help establish good oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.

Teething can be a difficult time for both babies and parents. Here are some tips to help get a baby through teething:

  1. Offer a clean, chilled teething ring or a cold washcloth to help relieve discomfort and soothe sore gums.
  2. Gently massage your baby’s gums with a clean finger to help ease the pain. 
  3. Provide your baby with safe, age-appropriate toys to chew on. 
  4. Distract your baby with fun activities or games to help take their mind off the discomfort. 
  5. Talk to your pediatrician about over-the-counter pain relief options that are safe for your baby to use during teething.

Remember, every baby is different and may experience teething differently. It’s essential to be patient and understanding and provide your baby with the comfort and care they need.

Posted by Carol | in Baby Help | Comments Off on Baby Dental Infant Dental Care

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