Because babies’ teeth don’t appear until around six to eight months of age, it’s a natural misconception that they don’t need dental care. But the steps you take as the parent of an infant can help your baby maintain good oral health and develop healthy dental habits in the future.
It’s easy to take care of a baby’s teeth and gums, especially when oral hygiene for your infant becomes part of the normal daily routine. Learn more about how you can promote good dental health for your baby with these tips and considerations.
Taking Care of Baby’s Oral Hygiene
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Your baby should receive his or her first dental health checkup by the age of six months. Even though your infant may not have teeth yet, the doctor can assess the risk your baby might face for oral diseases that affect hard or soft tissues. the doctor can also provide you with instructions for infant oral hygiene, and explain what steps to add as your baby grows and develops.
James C. Lewis, D.M.D. is your partner for good oral health, and we’re here to make caring for your baby’s dental hygiene and health easier and more enjoyable for you.
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