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Clean your baby's gums after every meal by wiping them
with a damp rag or cloth. This step will remove bacteria and food particles from
the gums. Once teeth start to develop, place a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste
on a damp rag or cloth, and gently clean your baby's teeth.
Don't let your baby fall asleep with a bottle. Babies who sleep with a bottle of milk, formula, fruit juice, or other drink can develop severe tooth decay.
If you must put your baby to bed with a bottle, fill it with cool water.
Yes, fluoride is safe for children. Fluoride protects the teeth and using it early will provide extra protection for developing teeth. Find out if your tap water contains fluoride by calling your local water authority. If your tap water does not contain fluoride, ask your doctor to order fluoride drops for your infant.
Toddler age is a good time to begin teaching your child how to brush his or her own teeth. Let your child imitate how you brush your teeth. You can also try brushing each other's teeth. Help your child brush so you can remove food particles he or she may have missed.
You should begin flossing your child's teeth as soon as there are two teeth side by side. Floss gently between the teeth once a day. Children usually can begin flossing on their own by about age 10.
Here are some ways you can maintain the health of your child's teeth and gums:
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You should teach your children at a young age to care for their teeth. It can help avoid dental problems as they get older.
Care of children's teeth and gums should begin even before their teeth break through the gums.
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