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Do you have questions about how to care for your child’s smile? If so, our dentist, Drs. Jessica G. McConnell, DDS & Daniel J. Woolf, DDS, and dental team are here to help you! There are many things you should do to help your child’s little teeth and gums regularly, and we are happy to tell you what those are.

First, care for your child’s teeth as they grow into place. You can do so by brushing them with a child-sized, soft-bristled toothbrush and water two to three times a day. For the best results possible, it’s best to brush them in the morning after their first feeding and at night after their last feeding. You don’t need to use toothpaste until your child is 2 years old.

Second, watch out for baby bottle tooth decay. This is a dental issue that forms when your child goes to sleep with a bottle of milk or continually nurses after falling asleep. If you’re not careful, cavities can develop on the teeth and harm your child’s smile. So, please avoid giving your child a bottle when they go to bed. If you have to, it’s best to fill it with water.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about oral care for infants in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, please contact Langworthy Family Dentistry today at 919-762-3239 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is here to help you, and we look forward to hearing from you!