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Taking Care of Your Baby’s Gums and Future Teeth

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 02-11-2007

It’s never too early to start
taking care of your baby’s future
teeth. Here are some simple things
you can do for her:

  • Never put your baby to sleep with a
    bottle.
  • Once a day, gently wipe her gums with a wet, clean soft cloth. Start
    doing this even before her teeth come in.
  • Some babies show teeth as early as four or five months. Most babies
    show teeth between six and eight months.
  • When her teeth begin to show, you may use a soft toothbrush for cleaning.
    Make sure it is baby-sized. Or you can continue to clean her teeth every
    day with a cloth.
  • Gently brush her teeth with water only. Toothpaste is not needed until
    your baby is around three years old. She should be old enough to spit
    out the toothpaste after brushing.

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