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Now that your baby has finally arrived, you’ll be focused on his health needs. Besides taking your baby to a general pediatrician for regular developmental check-ups, you should also find a pediatric dentist. For some quick tips on how to care for your baby’s oral health needs, we’re happy to help with the information provided below. There are things you can do to help your child enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles!

Your baby’s gum need careful attention and cleaning even before he gets his first tooth. After each feeding, gently wipe your baby’s gums with a clean damp cloth or piece of gauze. When your baby starts teething, you can relieve his pain by applying gentle pressure to his gums with your finger through a clean cloth or with a chilled spoon. You can also chill a teething ring for him.

Your baby’s first visit to the dentist should be within six months of his first tooth and if possible, before his first birthday. You should brush our baby’s teeth with a toothbrush small enough to fit his mouth, and a very tiny smear of toothpaste. The dentist can tell you when you should start using a fluoridated toothpaste.

If you are in the market for a pediatric dentist, Dr. Ringler would enjoy meeting you. To make an appointment at practice name, call 201-518-9795 to schedule your visit at our office in Rochelle Park, New Jersey.