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What can I do for my baby's oral health?

14 doctors weighed in
6 doctors agree

In brief: Hygiene ,avoid habit

Other than the routine good brushing with children toothpaste, proper diet low in sugars and carbs you should avoid the baby bottle habit, pacifier and thumb sucking as soon as possible.
These habits can result in abnormal pressures on the developing oral structures such as bone, erupting teeth, incorrect tongue movement. The negative effects can result in malocclusion or malpositioning of teeth.

In brief: Hygiene ,avoid habit

Other than the routine good brushing with children toothpaste, proper diet low in sugars and carbs you should avoid the baby bottle habit, pacifier and thumb sucking as soon as possible.
These habits can result in abnormal pressures on the developing oral structures such as bone, erupting teeth, incorrect tongue movement. The negative effects can result in malocclusion or malpositioning of teeth.
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Also brushing and application of fluoride varnish
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Cleaning

Depending on the age of your child, you can care for their oral health in numerous ways.
If teeth are just coming in, be sure to clean them once or twice a day using a infant tooth gel and a washcloth or finger brush. In older children it is important to brush twice a day. Lastly, making sure your teeth are healthy is beneficial to your child as well.

In brief: Cleaning

Depending on the age of your child, you can care for their oral health in numerous ways.
If teeth are just coming in, be sure to clean them once or twice a day using a infant tooth gel and a washcloth or finger brush. In older children it is important to brush twice a day. Lastly, making sure your teeth are healthy is beneficial to your child as well.
Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dr. Matt Fulmer
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Your Oral Health

Dr fulmer's point on your oral health is very important.
Studies show that infants develope a mix of bacteria in their mouths that is closest to their mother or primary care giver. Once established, these bacteria will influence future decay & gum disease or health rates. So your brushing & flossing, not smoking and your good nutritional habits will contribute to your baby's future oral health.

In brief: Your Oral Health

Dr fulmer's point on your oral health is very important.
Studies show that infants develope a mix of bacteria in their mouths that is closest to their mother or primary care giver. Once established, these bacteria will influence future decay & gum disease or health rates. So your brushing & flossing, not smoking and your good nutritional habits will contribute to your baby's future oral health.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Teeth cleaning

When the teeth appear, using a soft brush.

In brief: Teeth cleaning

When the teeth appear, using a soft brush.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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