How to take care of baby teeth
According to statistics, the first milk teeth appear in children at the age of six months. Of course, all adults know that the health of not only the teeth, but the whole organism, depends on proper care of the oral cavity. But few moms think about taking care of the first teeth of the crumbs. Some adults think that these teeth will still be replaced by permanent ones, so they do not even try to find out all the information about caring for them. Dentists insist that the health of the infant teeth depends on the condition and persistence. Parents should clean them from the moment of eruption twice a day. But how to do it right: can not you buy an adult toothbrush and toothpaste? Let’s find out all the main nuances.
Dentists recommend starting to brush your teeth with the baby with the appearance of the first dairy. The fact that the tooth enamel is very thin, so it is quickly affected by tooth decay. Even children who are breastfed or artificial, are at risk. Many mothers think that while the baby does not eat the lure, tooth decay does not threaten the teeth. But also in the composition of the mother’s milk and the child’s adapted mixture is sugar. That’s why experts recommend paying special attention to the care of the first teeth.
Dr. Komarovsky has his own opinion about this, which does not coincide with the recommendations of dentists. The pediatrician is sure that it is necessary to begin brushing teeth for children from the age of two.
However, parents should know that tooth decay is dangerous not only for the teeth, but for the whole organism. Teeth that are affected by caries are the source of infection that can spread to other organs. If you do not treat the teeth and do not clean the caries, there may be complications in the form of tonsillitis, stomatitis, diseases of the genitourinary system. To protect the child, it is better to take care of the oral cavity. Especially it is much easier to accustom an infant to the daily ritual of brushing teeth, than to go with a baby or a little older to a dentist with a toothache. Most children panic fear doctors especially when it is not just an examination, but also treatment.
Do I need a toothbrush?
But dentists do not recommend using napkins alone. It is better to combine them together with toothbrushes. But special children's brushes are designed for children, adult models are strictly forbidden to brush teeth: they are larger than children's, so villi can injure a thin enamel on the teeth and gums of the crumbs. When the child reaches six months, the ejection reflex disappears, from that age one can buy the first brush. But before you choose this mandatory subject, you need to know clearly: each type of toothbrushes for children has age limits:
- silicone brush: not all parents know that for the baby's first teeth, special products are developed that are worn on the finger. They are very soft, and at the end there are small setae, also of silicone. During the cleaning of teeth with the help of villi, the plaque is effectively removed. Do not be afraid to care for your teeth with this product, the villi does not completely injure the baby's gums. Such models are designed for children from six months to a year;
- children's toothbrush with soft bristles: this model has a small head and there is a limiter so that the baby can not push the brush deep into the oral cavity. Soft setae do not damage the gums of the baby, but at the same time they clean the plaque well. These brushes can be used from six to twelve months;
- children's toothbrush for children over the year: these models are more like classical adult toothbrushes. They are characterized by softer villi and a small head size. Dentists recommend that children under two years of age buy this item with a large round handle, so that the baby is comfortable to take the brush in his hand and brush his teeth. After two years of the baby will probably be interested in toothbrushes with handles in the form of favorite heroes. They are a bright design and will make the process of cleaning your teeth even more interesting.