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Gum Disease in Infants

Babies and infants can suffer from gum disease and even tooth loss, just like adults. The first year of an infant’s life is when the first teeth begin to appear. Proper care should be taken when cleaning the mouth even before these teeth start to come through.

An infant’s dental care includes:

– Wiping the gums after every feed

– Using a soft, clean, moist cloth

– A visit to the dentist even before the first tooth appears

Failure to clean a baby’s mouth regularly will make the infant “more likely to get gingivitis (early gum disease)” and may lead to other dental problems at a later stage and you can read more at


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