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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
Yes: Kids that age may not have that many teeth and less frequent brushing and visual examination may be fine however developing a routine of daily hygiene will go far. As a dentist it is a joy to meet kids who are already use to dental stuff in there mouths. Kids with good hygiene habits benefit there entire life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not much: A 17 month old is too young to brush his teeth by himself. He simply doesn't have the motor coordination to handle such a task. Sure, he can put the toothbrush in his mouth and move it around, but is he really brushing his teeth? Probably not. The best thing to do is to brush his teeth for him. Do it gently, so that he does not become scared of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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