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Just welcomed a new member to your family? If so, that’s wonderful! There are a few things you should be familiar with if you are looking to keep your little one’s teeth growing healthily. In this post, we go over a few of the things you can do to defend your child’s dental health with some small steps. If you have any questions about your child’s teeth, please feel free to give us a call to schedule a checkup at 480-719-7941.

Newborns cry: it’s part of life. However, if you tend to soothe your baby with a pacifier, don’t lick it ever. Additionally, don’t share a spoon with your little one either. The bacteria that can be transferred via saliva might be too advanced for your baby’s oral cavity to handle, and any transfer of spit may end up as tooth decay for your child.

When your baby is finished with feeding, make sure you wipe down their gums with a washcloth, wet medical pad or an oral wipe for babies. Just like your adult teeth, your child’s teeth will be at risk from food debris and the acids associated with them.

Finally, don’t forget to brush your child’s teeth and gums with a child’s toothbrush. If you would like to use toothpaste on your child’s toothbrush before they turn two years old, please get in contact with us to see if this would be proper.

Please call 480-719-7941 to get in touch with the Island Dental practice in Gilbert, Arizona, and schedule a visit with Dr. Naman B. Patel.