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Course Number: 4

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 to tooth cleaning should be encouraged to ensure that all surfaces of all erupted teeth are cleaned.


Oral Hygiene Should Begin with the Eruption of the First Tooth