Caring for Baby Teeth

Here you can get to know some helpful tips how to take care of teeth properly and how to maintain good dental health of your child.
Caring for Baby Teeth
caring_baby_teethAfter each feeding the infant's gums should be wiped with a damp washcloth even before teeth appear. This can help prevent the build-up of bacteria that can discolor deciduous teeth. When teeth begin to appear, they can be brushed with a soft children’s toothbrush. Gauze can be rubbed over the teeth instead of using a toothbrush. To help prevent tooth decay this should be done at the end of the day. When two teeth erupt next to each other, they should be flossed at least once daily.
At the start, parents should be careful about using toothpaste on their child’s deciduous teeth. Children (especially those under age 6) tend to swallow toothpaste rather than spit it out. Children generally do not have the dexterity needed to thoroughly brush and floss before the age of 6 or 8. When it is often a good idea to let them practice, parents should remember that children require adult help to make sure teeth are brushed in a proper way. Parents are recommended to take their child for the first visit to the dentist at about age 1.
Children who take good care of their teeth form habits (eating a well-balanced diet, regularly brushing and flossing, not overindulging in sweets) that can keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. Care of teeth and proper maintenance remains crucial for maintaining good dental health.