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First denture basic cares

One of parents' happier moments is when children have their first tooth because it means they are growing up, but it also means that we must look for their first denture and teach them how to take care of themselves.

Generally speaking, children's dentures are full grown at the age of three. If a piece is lost there could be consequences.

What could happen? A permanent tooth could move to the spot that baby tooth left causing the unevenness on other pieces.

Here you have some advices to keep in mind to take care of your babies first denture:

  • ☑ On the day of birth dentists recommend cleaning baby's gum with wet gauze.

  • ☑ When first teeth are showing, clean them up twice a day with a soft bristle toothbrush.

  • ☑ Tooth brushing should be up to down, behind to front or in circles.

  • ☑ A good way to teach our children how to clean their teeth is to put us behind them, so they can lay their head in our body. Like this, in front of a mirror, they can see brush movements.

Dental care is a habit that children can learn since they are little and so they can smile to life.


Dr. Armellini received her dental degree from the Central University of Venezuela. She received an MBA from the University of Michigan and embarked on a clinical fellowship in Implantology Prosthodontics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

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