Five ways to keep new baby teeth healthy:
- Start brushing early Use a tiny amount of infant toothpaste on your finger to clean your baby’s first teeth, before moving onto a soft toothbrush with a very small head as more teeth begin to appear. Some also advise that it is best to use water and hold off using toothpaste until your child can spit out.
- Stay on hand to help Children take time to master their brushing skills, so they need to be supervised up until the age of eight.
- Encourage spitting Too much fluoride can discolor teeth, so ensure he rinses with a little water to reduce the amount of fluoride left on the teeth.
- Keep it regular Clean in the morning and last thing at night, and don’t allow any drinks after the bedtime brushing, except for water.
- Remember the back As soon as front baby teeth get wobbly, new adult teeth will usually appear at the back, so check these and ensure they receive a good clean too.
When should your childs first visit to the dentist be?
As i was researching this question, I found a few different answers, some say when they get their first tooth, and others say at the age of 3. But according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, getting an early start on dental care can be the most effective way to make sure a child’s teeth have a healthy start. Children should see a dentist when he gets his first tooth, or by the age one at that latest. “First visit by first birthday” is a good rule of thumb, according to both the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
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