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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When to start brushing your babys teeth?

Oral hygiene techniques may be modified depending on a child’s age. For small infants, the gums need to be cleaned once or twice a day with a piece of clean gauze. This will help to establish a healthy oral environment for the baby teeth. Infants should be introduced to the toothbrush when the teeth erupt.

A rice size or smear of toothpaste should be used up to the age of 3.
After the age of 3, and when your child can spit, a pea-sized drop of toothpaste can be applied to the toddler’s brush.


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