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Oral Hygiene

Course Author(s): American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene measures should be implemented no later than the time of eruption of the first primary tooth. Cleansing the infant’s teeth as soon as they erupt with either a washcloth or soft brush will help reduce bacterial colonization. The use of a systematic approach should be encouraged to ensure that all surfaces of all erupted teeth are cleaned.

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Oral Hygiene should begin with
the eruption of the first tooth.