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S Hould A 14 Months Old Baby Brush His Teeth
Parent must do it.: Good oral care starts day one. For infants, wiping all oral surfaces with a washcloth and water twice daily after feedings does the job. For toddlers, get a very soft small toothbrush and brush all oral surfaces gently. You don't have to use toothpaste, but if you want to use it, put only a tiny dot on the brush;we don't want him eating toothpaste! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When can I start to brush my baby s teeth.She s now 13 months old.And what if she swallows some dentiftice is there a problem?
As soon as teeth: As soon as that first tooth arrives, a parent should start caring for it. Simple in the beginning with a 2x2 gauze or wash cloth, but as more teeth erupt, one should be transitioning to a tooth brush and tooth paste. In fact, i supervised my own children's brushing well into their early teens. As far as swallowing toothpaste, a little is not bad and if no Fluoride is in your water, even beneficial. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens with a cracked baby tooth? While brushing our three year old son's teeth last week, i noticed what looks like a crack on one of his teeth. It doesn't seem to hurt him at all, and i've made an appointment with our dentist. I'm just wondering i
See the Pro: Hopefully it's minor, but teeth do break. Kids fall down and get bumped all the time. Cavities can also cause fractures. It's important that kids start seeing dentist as soon as 1st tooth comes in. If your dentist has seen your child regularly, he will know so much more about your son's individual dental needs. You did the right thing by scheduling an appointment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does baby toothpaste with xylitol n no fluoride safe to swallow everyday? I brush her teeth everyday and she still cant rinse her mouth (20mos old).
Fluoride: ffluoride is essential to the health of your child's teeth. Decision as to what type of toothpaste to use should be discussed with a Pediatric Dental Specialist. This is just one of the many reasons that the American Dental Assn recommends 1st dental examination at 1st b'day. Whatever toothpaste you choose, remember to use only a pea-sized portion, not the big ribbon they show in advertisements ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a toothbrush safe to use on a 6 month old baby? I think i see the beginnings of my baby's first tooth showing. Do i start brushing the tooth once it's all the way out, or as it's still coming out? Is a toothbrush safe for her gums, or should I be using
How do you start cleaning a baby's tooth? I know that I should start brushing her teeth as soon as the first tooth comes in, but she has only one tooth that is just partly in. Should i start now, or wait until it comes in all the way. What is the best pro
Baby Teeth: Purchase an infant tooth brush. Brush the teeth and gums gently in the morning and before bed. Do not give your child anything but water after you brush in the evening. Do not use toothpaste yet. Your child will become comfortable with the brushing routine and that in turn will encourage a healthy dental lifestyle. See a pediatric dentist between12-18 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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