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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Prevention is the Key when it comes to tooth decay

To prevent tooth decay be sure you-

1.  Start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they erupt.

2.  Limit sugar-containing drinks between meals.  Drink water instead.

3.  Avoid sticky foods like raisins, fruit leather, and hard candies.  Provide the child with healthy alternatives such as fruits and vegetables cut into small pieces (to avoid
choking) or whole grain snacks.

4.  Make an appointment with your Pediatric Dentist when the teeth erupt or sooner if you have concerns.  It is never too early to prevent dental disease.

When should I start brushing my babys teeth?

You should begin regular cleanings even before your baby has teeth. After each breast feeding (or bottle-feeding) use a clean, damp washcloth to gently rub your baby’s gum tissue. You may wrap the material around one finger to make it easier to wipe your baby’s mouth.

When your baby’s first tooth comes in, switch to a baby toothbrush.  They have just a few bristles and are very soft.

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