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Dental Benefit Baby Teeth Care – Caring for your baby’s teeth is essential to their health and well-being.

Thursday, May. 16th 2024 11:41 AM

When the first tooth appears, you will want to start cleaning your baby’s teeth twice daily. Until your child is older, around one, you can use a soft wet cloth to clean your baby teeth and gums. You can use a baby toothbrush once your child is around a year old. Make sure you use a non-fluoride toothpaste and only need to use a dab. Only use toothpaste with fluoride once your child can spit and knows not to eat or swallow the toothpaste. It would help if you took your child to the dentist at or around their first birthday. 

For teething: Give your baby a cold teething ring or frozen washcloth. You can also rub your baby’s teeth and gums with a clean finger. You should use Baby Orajel to help numb the baby’s gums. You can also ask your doctor for some Tylenol for the baby. However, you never want to give your baby any aspirin since aspirin may cause Reye’s syndrome, a severe illness. While the cause of Reye’s syndrome remains unknown, some research has established a link between Reye’s Syndrome and the use of aspirin. It has been advised by the U.S. Surgeon General and the American Academy of Pediatrics that aspirin and combination products containing aspirin not be given to children under 19.

Posted on Thursday, May. 16th 2024 11:41 AM | by Kris Harris | in Dental Benefits | No Comments »

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