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11-10-2003, 04:31 PM
My DS is 8 months old and has two bottom teeth. He's increasingly experimenting with finger foods, and I'm wondering if there's anything I should be doing to clean his teeth?


11-12-2003, 06:11 PM
I bought an Infant toothbrush for Nathan. Whenever I am brushing my teeth I give him his toothbrush and he brushes too. Other then that I give Nathan a sip of water after he's done eating to flush his mouth.

01-03-2004, 02:45 PM
I'm a dentist in Texas. For your son's teeth you should at least once a day wipe is mouth with a wet washcloth, or a wet toothbrush. If you want to use toothpaste make sure it is the kind for newborns. If you use regular toothpaste, your son will probably eat it all, and you don't want him to get too much fluoride this early. Also you can let him play with the toothbrush, but until the age of 5 you should always follow up and brush his teeth. Because kids have poor motor control and cannot do an adequate job by themselves.
Priya and Diyya(1 mo)