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Health Tip: Brush Baby's Gums

And brush teeth as soon as they appear

HealthDay News) -- It's never too early to start caring for baby's teeth and gums.

The American Dental Association offers these suggestions:

  • Even before teeth emerge, wipe down baby's gums using clean gauze or a small, cool spoon.
  • Using water and a toothbrush made for babies, start brushing teeth as soon as they poke through.
  • Starting when your child reaches age 2 years, use a pea-sized squirt of toothpaste with fluoride.
  • Always clean baby's pacifier before offering it.
  • Don't let baby take a bottle to bed.
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