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Do you want your baby to have the best oral health possible? If so, your dentist, Dr. Cindy Wassif, is more than happy to help you. Sometimes helping a baby’s smile can be a little overwhelming, especially if you’re not quite sure what to do. So, she is happy to help you by giving you the tips you need. To help your baby have a top-notch oral health, it’s best to:

-Wash their gums after each feeding when they don’t have teeth yet (Use a wet, clean washcloth and just wipe the gums clean.)

-Clean their little chompers when they grow into place (Use a child-sized, soft-bristled toothbrush and child-safe toothpaste to clean their teeth twice a day.)

-Bring your baby to our office around their first birthday (This appointment can benefit you and your baby because it allows your baby to get used to the dentist’s office and it allows us to give you the tips you need to care for your baby’s teeth and gums.)

-Don’t let your child fall asleep with a bottle of milk (This is recommended because if you give them a bottle of milk when they go to bed, it increase their chances of having baby bottle tooth decay.)

-Make oral hygiene fun (Sing a song or play a game while you brush your little one’s teeth. This can help make oral hygiene fun now and in the future.)

-Don’t worry about flossing their teeth until our dental team recommends flossing (This is because their teeth aren’t too tightly knit together. Because of this, the toothbrush bristles sneak between the teeth and clean the area easily while you brush.)

For more information and details about how to help your baby have a top-notch oral health in Middle River, Maryland, please contact Wassif Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today. All you need to do is dial 410-687-1162 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call!