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How do I clean the milk from a newborns tongue?

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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry
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In brief: Brush and wipe

Use a soft brush or a cotton gauze and when teeth erupt do the same to teeth.

In brief: Brush and wipe

Use a soft brush or a cotton gauze and when teeth erupt do the same to teeth.
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Dr. John Hanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Not necessary

Mild does not need to be cleaned off a newborn's tongue.
But if there is significant white plague that adheres to the tongue and ling of the mouth it may be a yeast infection of the mouth. Most with go away untreated, but some will need medication to resolve.

In brief: Not necessary

Mild does not need to be cleaned off a newborn's tongue.
But if there is significant white plague that adheres to the tongue and ling of the mouth it may be a yeast infection of the mouth. Most with go away untreated, but some will need medication to resolve.
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