Oral hygiene is very important, which is why our pediatric dentists, Dr. Stan Preece and Dr. Austin Church, strongly encourage you to clean and care for your baby’s teeth and gums regularly. When you do so, you increase your baby’s chances of having the strong and healthy smile they deserve. To help you help your child keep up with oral hygiene, our dentist encourages you to do the following things:
-Clean their gums after each feeding (If they don’t have teeth yet): You can do so by taking a clean, wet washcloth and then wiping their gums with it. This can wash away the bacteria in the mouth that promote dental issues.
-Brush their teeth twice a day: When their little chompers pop into place, brush them twice a day with a child’s soft-bristled toothbrush and child’s toothpaste. The toothpaste should be free of fluoride, should be safe to swallow and should be approved by the American Dental Association.
-Bring your child into our office: You should bring your child into our office six months after their first tooth erupts or around their first birthday. This is recommended because our dental team can examine your child’s smile and make sure everything is in tip-top shape. It can also give us a chance to give you the oral hygiene tips you need specific to your child’s oral health situation.
For more information and details about oral hygiene for babies in Fort Worth, Texas, please reach out to our pediatric dental team at your earliest convenience. When you contact Preece, Church & Associates at 817-741-6100, we will be excited to give you the answers and help you need. We look forward to talking with you!