Dental care for children

Dental care for children is very important problem.  Health teeth play important role in children’s overall health. Teeth help your child eat food and create sounds and words when talking. They also have an effect on the way your baby’s jaw develops.

teeth careNormally, between 4 months and 7 months of age is the time baby’s teeth start appearing, but it is not the same with different baby. When your baby begins teething, you could discover that he or she will start to drool more or really want to chew on things in your hand. The two bottom front teeth are usually the first teeth appeared.

 When your child should be let to start brushing his own teeth?

From the moment he’s ready, it’s a wise decision to let your child try to brush his own teeth, although he most likely will be unable to get done a good job of it. At the same time, brush your teeth while he’s doing his, and then “check” each other’s teeth to see if they’re clean.

 What is the best way to brush your child’s teeth?

Apply a small, soft, toothbrush and a very little amount of fluoride toothpaste.

Until your child gets 2 years old, use more amount of toothpaste about the size of a grain of rice. After the 2nd birthday, you can use a bit more like a pea-size amount. For kids age beyond 5, use an amount as big as a small bean. In order to avoid giving your child a large amount of fluoride, make sure you follow these suggestions.

Gently brush the teeth on both the inside and outside surfaces, together with the tongue, to disengage bacteria that can cause terrible breath about twice a day (best in the morning and at night after eating dinner). Once you feel your child get good at it, let her to wash with water.

Change the toothbrush when the bristles start looking worn or splayed.

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