I, like any mommy, want my baby to be healthy. Therefore, we began to look after the teeth as soon as the baby had the first teeth. The first tooth appeared late in the month, at 8 months, so the toothbrush was stored in advance.
Useful information about the care of baby teeth
Few moms know that as long as the baby eats breasts, in principle, he does not need tooth brushing. Milk cleans teeth from harmful bacteria, so tooth decay at this time the child is not terrible. But in order for the crumb to know the rules of hygiene and strive to care for himself, I advise you to teach him to do this from an early age.
Therefore, every day we cleaned his teeth in the form of a game. The brush was in the form of his favorite cartoon characters – so the baby will be much more interesting to brush his teeth. Pasta we buy only a nursery, it is very important.
Since many adult toothpastes contain fluoride, and the kid swallows the bulk of the paste, this component should not be in the composition. When choosing a paste, be sure to read the composition; many manufacturers write on the packaging that the product can be swallowed.
Many mommies face the problem of gingivitis or stomatitis. It is not always possible to keep track of the child. Sometimes it is enough that the baby once has put dirty hands in the mouth or has eaten something wrong, and the disease can immediately appear.
We went through it too. Since my MCH is a dentist, we started treatment immediately. It is especially important not to brush your teeth during an illness, as you irritate the baby’s gums and hurt him.
The most optimal action that you can help your child is to wipe the mouth with a weak solution of tea and smear it with a special gel: metrogil or kamistad. These funds should always be in your first-aid kit.
Food should be liquid, let your child drink a lot. If you follow these recommendations and begin treatment immediately, then after 5 days you will forget about the illness.
Caries how to deal with it
Probably no children who do not like sweets. My child is no exception, to fight this is almost impossible. But if you carefully monitor the health of your teeth and clean them at least twice a day, then you will not be afraid of caries.
The most important rule for brushing your teeth is massaging the gums. Few people know, but they are the basis of the health of our jaw. Therefore, do not forget to clean them, this also applies to adults.