Baby Brush Strokes

Care for your baby's teeth

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(HealthDayNews)-- It's never too soon to start cleaning your baby's teeth. In fact, you should begin practicing dental hygiene on your baby when the infant's first tooth appears, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Here's what you should do: Start by wiping the tooth with a clean, damp cloth every day. Once additional teeth come in, switch to a soft toothbrush, and brush your child's teeth twice a day. Until kids are two years old, there's no need to use toothpaste with fluoride, unless your child's doctor or dentist says otherwise.

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