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Tooth decay can occur anytime after a baby develops teeth, which is why it is so important to establish good oral health habits at an early age. While parents need to teach their children proper dental care, they also need to be sure that they are taking care of their kid's teeth correctly.
For example, The Alternative Press reports that parents should be wiping their baby's gums with a clean, damp cloth, even before any teeth develop. This will help keep bacteria levels low, creating a healthy environment for new teeth to appear.
"Caregivers might think that caring for their child’s baby teeth is less important because they will eventually fall out," said New Jersey Dentist Suzy Press, D.D.S., quoted by the news source. "But baby teeth help children chew and speak properly and hold space for permanent teeth. If your child has healthy baby teeth, chances are he or she will have healthy adult teeth, too."
The American Dental Association reminds parents that they should never put a baby to bed with a bottle containing milk, juice or any sugary beverage, since these substances attack the teeth and cause decay.
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