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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7 points on brushing your childs teeth

1.  Clean or brush a young child’s teeth twice daily.

2.  Begin wiping the gums of even a very small infant with a soft washcloth or soft toothbrush, even prior to tooth eruption, to establish a daily oral hygiene
routine.

3.  Toothbrushes for infants and toddlers should be soft with a small head and a large handle.

4. Toothbrushing should be supervised until the child can reliably rinse and spit out excess toothpaste (usually 6 years of age). Younger children do not have the hand
coordination necessary for independent toothbrushing.

5.   Electric toothbrushes are useful when the child has limited movement. They do the work for you, they position well, and the small head can help limit the amount of toothpaste to what is appropriate for children.

6.  All accessible surfaces of each tooth need to be brushed.

7. Do not allow your  child to swallow toothpaste.

7 Facts about Baby bottle tooth decay

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* Baby Bottle tooth Decay now called Early childhood caries (ECC).

* Dependent on the frequency of simple carbohydrates your child puts in their mouth.  This can be by bottle, sippy cup, or just constant snacking.

* An infection that affects children younger than 5 years old.

* Transmissible

* Typically seen on the underside of the upper front teeth

*It may result in severe tooth decay.

*It can spread fast – months- and cause severe dental disease.

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