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|•||Babies: Starting right away, very gently take a clean, lightly damp washcloth and daily wipe their gums. This is done to clean a little, but more importantly begin a daily routine for you to care for their gums and for your baby to become used to you doing so. There is no reason for your baby to have a bottle of juice or be put to bed with a bottle; we ask that you refrain. Teeth can develop decay even before they erupt.
|•||New Teeth: Once early teeth begin to erupt, you can begin to very lightly brush their teeth each day. No toothpaste is needed. We are establishing routines and clearing any debris.
|•||Multiple Teeth: Around the age of 18 months to two years of age, you can start introducing the slightest smudge of toothpaste when brushing. At this point kids are eating a wide range of foods and their teeth are producing plaque.
|•||Continuing Dental Hygiene: As your child continues to grow, you may want to start having them take over certain aspects of their brushing routine, but control should remain in the parent’s hands until at least the age of seven. Frequent reminders may need to occur for many years following.|
Tue: by appointment
Sat & Sun: Closed