Lack of good oral hygiene can lead to gingivitis in infants, the beginning of gum disease. It is essential to clean your baby’s mouth after feeding, even when they are still without teeth.
– Use a clean, damp wash cloth to clean the gums of your child after feeding, or a small toothbrush if they have teeth.
– Signs of gum disease include swollen gum tissue, bleeding, sensitivity and redness of the gums.
– Consult a dentist straight away if you suspect your child may be developing gum disease.
“Once your baby has two teeth that touch together, you can use dental floss to gently floss in between the teeth in addition to their regular brushing routine.”
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