Phone: 910-778-8485 fax: 910-778-8477

2980 Ray Road Spring Lake NC 28390 Near Overhills Schools

Vincent Vissichelli, DMD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Specializing in the treatment of infants, children, teens and special needs patients

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Baby-OH Practices

-Sleeping patterns are established by 7-9 months of age.  To prevent cavities and stop your child from learning to soothe themselves with food, avoid putting your baby to bed with a bottle containing anything but water.

-Clean your baby’s teeth just before putting them to bed.

-Avoid giving your child juice until after 12 months of age unless directed by a doctor.

-Limit sticky foods in your infant’s diet (raisins, dried fruit, gummy snacks.)

-Limit snacks to one between meals and avoid grazing.

Baby-OH Habits

-Avoid dipping pacifiers in sugary foods

-pacifier use in the first year of life reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.  After 1 year wean off the pacifier to decrease risk of ear infections and dental changes.

– prevent the spread of mouth germs that may cause cavities by limiting saliva-sharing activities with your infant – sharing utensils, testing the temperature of the bottle with your mouth, or cleaning a pacifier with your mouth.

Baby-OH Oral Hygiene

– Clean your infant’s gums with a moist washcloth after feeding.

-Look at your child’s gums and teeth regularly.  If you see any changes report them to your child’s dentist.

– When teeth are present, brush with a soft bristled toothbrush.

-Use a small amount of fluoride-containing toothpaste – the size of a grain of rice

 

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