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.
Call The Dental Barn in Hailsham East Sussex on 01323 325397 for further information or to make an appointment with one of our dentists or dental hygienists.