Even though babies do not gain their first tooth until they are usually between six and twelve months old, they can still suffer from gum disease. Gingivitis can cause babies discomfort and the signs to watch for are red, puffy, sore-looking gums, and sometimes the presence of blood.
To prevent gum disease in infants it is vital to follow a good oral care routine:
– When there are no teeth a damp wash cloth can be used to wipe the gums clean after a feed.
– When there are teeth, a soft toothbrush and a tiny amount of toothpaste can be used.
– When there are two or more teeth and they are touching, dental flossing can be introduced.
“If you suspect your infant has gum disease, you should schedule an appointment with your child-friendly dentist as soon as possible to determine what the problem is and to seek treatment before your child’s mouth is further affected.”
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