Babies also need to have oral hygiene, for this there are special brushes for their teeth, so we will avoid problems and cavities.
When we have a child there are many things that we have to learn at once to ensure their well-being and good health. Some are advised to us by the doctor or by family and friends who have found themselves in this situation before, but others may go unnoticed as they are not considered so important to some.
From twelve months of age, your baby’s first teeth will begin to appear . These are the so-called baby teeth and they will help you eat until you are five or six years old, which will be when you start to change these baby teeth for what will be your permanent teeth.
Although these baby teeth are temporary, babies and children should take care of them in the same way that they will take good care of their final teeth. This is because they can also have cavities in their milk teeth and they can suffer gum problems if they are not cleaned well , as they will in the future when all their milk teeth have fallen out and they already have permanent teeth, which should take even better care to avoid pain or infection of teeth or gums.
SHOULD I BRUSH MY BABY’S MILK TEETH?
Even if your baby’s teeth are made of milk and they will fall out after five years of age, it is very important that you clean them in the same way that you clean yours. That is because it is the best way to prevent diseases, both in the teeth and in the gums and, in addition, you can avoid future problems with the placement of the teeth. That is, a careful smile from the beginning could prevent future problems with permanent teeth , such as reducing the use of orthodontics (although clean milk teeth do not always guarantee that the child will have a perfect smile in the future).
HOW CAN I BRUSH MY BABY’S TEETH?
When the first teeth start to appear, your baby will be too small to be able to brush his teeth on his own. Then you should help him to do it. Remember that you should buy a special brush for young children , since the adult brush could damage their gums and will be too big for their mouth .
Some brands have age-appropriate children’s toothbrushes. It will also be important that you buy a specific toothpaste for children , since it will be much more suitable than that of adults, both for its composition and for its taste, which will be much more to the liking of the baby.
Make sure you clean well between each and every tooth. If your baby has a hard time getting used to the sensation of brushing his teeth, do it little by little. It should be something routine for them, so the best thing is that they get used to it and that it does not become something difficult to do, both for their sake and for your peace of mind.
THAT BRUSHING YOUR TEETH IS NOT A TEDIUM
Treat it as something fun, in this way as he grows older he will understand not only the need to brush his teeth for his health, but because it is something that you also do on a daily basis. Then you probably want to learn to brush your teeth on your own and no longer need your help. However, make sure they are being washed well and don’t hesitate to see a dentist if you think they might have a tooth or gum problem.
Even if your teeth are baby teeth, you should visit the dentist at least once a year , just like adults do. In this way you will be able to know if the child is cleaning his teeth well and if he has any cavities or problems in the teeth that we can solve or prevent as soon as possible. Taking care of your smile as soon as possible will help you significantly in the future, being aware of the need to brush your teeth and making it a basic step in your daily routine.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.