When should I start cleaning my baby’s teeth?

Commonly Asked Questions Of Dr. Huq About Your Children’s Dental Care…

“Dr. Huq, when should I start cleaning my baby’s teeth?”

This is a good habit to start early!  The teeth must be cleaned as they erupt.  Use a damp wash cloth or a toothbrush.

If your health care provider agrees, use a tiny dab of fluoride toothpaste.  Tooth brushing is definitely a parents job in the preschool years.

Children are usually able to brush their teeth well when they are 8 years old.  Be sure to check your child’s teeth regularly for any chalky white or brown spots which could be the beginning of tooth decay.

For more answers about your baby’s dental care call us at 770 732-9222.