The Charlotte Observer recently did a very informative article about dental health and babies. While many parents think that baby teeth do not matter since they fall out, pediatricians and pediatric dentists now know that baby teeth set the stage for whats to come. Neglected baby teeth lead to problems with permanent teeth. We recommend that parents gently wipe baby gums with a damp clean washcloth or gauze after every feeding.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, now urges parents to have their babies’ teeth examined by a dentist or pediatrician as soon as teeth appear, and at least by age one.