Teach Children Good Dental Hygiene
Parents often have a tough time deciding how best they can encourage kids to maintain good dental hygiene. It is vitally important that parents assist children in understanding the importance of their teeth and gums health. Parents sometimes find it hard to judge when they should schedule their child’s first trip to the dentist. We all know about plaque and cavities, but don’t know what is the best way to prevent it. A routine teeth-cleaning habit from an early age will help them develop a good dental hygiene.
When to Start?
For New born and Infants-
A child has only 20 primary teeth at birth but we cannot see them. Dental care should start even before the child’s first tooth appears. Wipe your baby’s gums with a soft and sterile cloth at least twice a day after feeding. This will prevent the build up of bacteria.
At 6 months,you would notice teeth break the gum. Use a soft-bristled brush to clean your child’s teeth. Brush with little water twice a day
You may consider visiting your dentist when the child’s first tooth appears. Schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist as he/she has additional training in addressing kid’s dental health needs.