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If you are a parent who wishes that your child could have a strong and healthy smile by keeping dental problems away, we are happy to help you! There are three specific things you can do to help your child, and those three things are:

Begin an oral hygiene routine early
Clean your child’s gums daily to prevent plaque buildup. You can clean their gums with a clean gauze pad or washcloth. You can also try gently massaging the gums if your child is currently teething and needs comfort.

Care for the teeth
Once the teeth move into place, it’s important that you brush them every morning and every night. As you brush, use a child-sized toothbrush that has soft bristles. We also recommend using a fluoride toothpaste that your child enjoys.

Be careful with bottle feedings
Whether you believe it or not, filling your child’s bottle with sugary drinks can make your child vulnerable to baby bottle tooth decay. To prevent this dental issue, only fill your child’s bottle with milk, baby formula, and breast milk and please do not send your child to bed with their bottle.

For more information about keeping dental problems, like baby bottle tooth decay and early childhood caries, at bay, please remember that you can always call My Dental Care at 317-849-0999! You can also schedule an appointment to see Dr. Cynthia S. Becker & Cynthia A. Pistoia if you or your child are experiencing any oral health issues. We are happy to help you!