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Oral Care is Important For Little Ones Too

Did you know that a baby’s teeth actually begin formation during the second trimester of pregnancy? Additionally, proper care for children’s teeth begins even before the first baby tooth breaks the gumline.

By massaging your baby’s gums with a damp washcloth you help keep bacteria away. As teeth begin to come in use a soft bristled toothbrush to gently scrub the teeth. Around age two, children can begin brushing and spitting for themselves with supervision. It depends on the child, but as early as age five they may be ready to brush unsupervised.

Even babies can develop tooth decay if the teeth aren’t properly cared for. Learn more about these conditions and how to remedy them in this article: http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/teeth/healthy.html