Ten Tips for Children’s Oral Care and Health
There is no need to wait until the baby does have teeth problems before starting oral health protection. In fact, good nutrition and oral health can start immediately, which will lay the foundation for good oral or baby’s future health. It’s up to you as a parent to develop routines that help protect your child from cavities and other oral health problems.
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- Start proper oral hygiene as soon as possible
After each feeding, wipe with a moistened gauze pad or cloth, gently wipe the baby’s gums and new first teeth.
- Brush carefully and slowly
When the baby’s teeth erupt, brush them gently with a small soft toothbrush and use no more than a thin layer of fluoride toothpaste.
- Teach your children
When your child is 3 years old, you can start to teach your child the correct brushing skills with fluoride toothpaste no larger than pea size. You should brush your teeth gently again to follow up on their efforts. It’s important to demonstrate teaching correctly. When your child is about 6 years old, train her to brush her teeth skillfully by herself, and then you can start to introduce how to use floss.
- Check fluoride supply
Determine if the water supply serving your home is fluoride. If not, discuss additional options with your dentist. Keep in mind that toothpaste and various foods may also contain fluoride.
- Prevention of baby bottle cavities
Don’t let your child sleep with a pacifier or something full of water. When the teeth are often exposed to sugary liquids (including breast milk and formula milk) for a long time, the possibility of decay will increase dramatically.
- avoid sugar
If your child regularly eats sugar, it will take at least 30 minutes for saliva to neutralize the acidity produced by the bacteria that produce decay. An hour’s sugary snack may mean your child’s mouth is always sour, increasing the chance of cavities.
- Make a dental appointment
Your child should visit the dentist on his or her first birthday, and then visit the dentist regularly. It is important to establish a dental concept. The dentist will teach you how to prevent tooth disease, mainly check tooth decay and pay attention to development problems, and set a positive precedent for future visits.
- Sealing of fossa and sulcus
Ask your dentist about dental sealers and fluoride applications to protect your child’s teeth. The sealant can prevent food from sticking in the tiny grooves on the chewing surface, and the external fluoride can strengthen the enamel to prevent decay.
- Keep calm
If you are anxious about visiting dentists, please try not to convey these feelings to your children, which is very important to develop their rational dental emotional health. Encourage your child to discuss possible concerns about going to the dentist, but don’t instill any new fears in your baby. It’s a good rule of thumb, not to mention the word “hurt” or “pain” because it increases your baby’s fear of dentists.
- Strengthening child care measures
Research shows that when children under 7 years old are close to home furniture, more than half of the main (baby) teeth are injured, so it is very important for the safety of the baby to choose furniture and toys that are not harmful to children.
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