How To Clean Baby Teeth And Gums?

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Is it okay to rub baby’s gums with your fingers?

1 Answer:

Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Maintaining healthy baby teeth and gums is indeed an important thing, because a healthy mouth supports the health of your baby. Among the ways to clean baby teeth and gums are:

Using a soft wet cloth, or gauze wrapped around the fingers Using a soft toothbrush, with a small head and a large handle, especially if your baby is teething Avoid letting the baby fall asleep while still feeding on the bottle, as this can lead to bacterial growth Clean the teat the baby regularly If it is past the age of a year, give mineral water to rinse food debris Check with the dentist as early as possible

Regarding your question, this should not be done, because if you use your fingers, the possibility to actually introduce bacteria into the baby's mouth will be much greater. It would be better if you first wrap your fingers in clean gauze as we suggested.

In addition, you can add to your insight by clicking the following link to our article about Milk Teeth. We wish you and your family good health.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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