Many parents are of the opinion that a baby does not need any teeth care or hygiene to be maintained as primary or ‘baby’ teeth are temporary and will fall off, being replaced by permanent teeth. But it is equally important to follow a care and hygiene routine for oral health for babies too as there is an equal chance of tooth decay and gum troubles. Besides starting an early oral care regimen will prepare your baby and make him used to brushing and flossing which is vital for oral health as your baby will grow. Ignoring oral hygiene can lead to cavities and plaque in the primary teeth which can not only cause pain which could have been avoided but also gum infections. Early extraction due to tooth decay of primary teeth can also affect normal growth and occurrence of permanent teeth. Caring for your baby’s oral health should start before the emergence of your baby’s first tooth.
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