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Tooth and Gum Care for Infants and Toddlers!

                       Tooth and Gum Care for Infants and Toddlers     Our baby’s first smile is a major milestone for so many parents.  A small,  sweet glimpse of who this little bundle of joy is going to be.  Moms and dads can help smiles stay sweet for life by brushing baby’s teeth and                                             gums starting day one!                                                         Brushing for Babies 0-6 Months Even before your child’s teeth come in, you should clean baby’s mouth at least once a day with a clean gauze pad or soft cloth.  Place the cloth over your finger and dip in water so that it is damp but not soaking wet. Wipe baby’s gums gently.                                      Brushing for Babies 6-12 Months When your child’s teeth start coming in, use either a small soft toothbrush or a finger toothbrush to brush their teeth.  Be sure to brush all surfaces of the teeth, including the gums.  It is not necessary to use toothpaste but if you desire,