Dental hygiene

Dental hygiene

Dental hygiene - Hygiene care - Food hygiene - Hygiene tips » Nice gnashersIt is extremely important to have proper hygiene. A baby is not born with teeth in his mouth. Rarely any baby with a first tooth is born. In most cases baby’s teeth start coming after 6 months of his birth. It is also known to everyone that girls start teething earlier than boys. The reason is unknown, but this is really a well known fact. It is true that initially grown teeth are known as milk teeth and are not permanent. However, it doesn’t mean that one should not take care of his dental hygiene. A few things to be kept in mind, for an ever lasting smile on a baby’ face, are discussed hereunder.

It is very necessary to start cleaning the area around the gums, soon after a child is born. This makes it easy for a child to fiddle around his mouth. This makes it easier for a child to go for a toothbrush later on. This also helps in reducing pain in times of teething.

Instead of using toothpaste, wipe with a clean and wet flannel around the gums, both in the morning and at night.

Start taking your child to a dentist for regular check ups, after a few months of his birth. This will make the baby used to dental exercises and make him familiar with the surroundings, in order to avoid any inconvenience at the time of need.

When the children start eating and get used to solid food, try to give less sugar. Try to give maximum of plain drinking water. Juices should be given mixed with water. One tenth part of juice should be mixed with one part of water.

Make use of soft brush, when the teeth appear. Don’t make excessive use of toothpaste, as it contains fluorides, and excess of fluoride can be harmful at times for a baby. It is true that fluoride products are meant to cure teeth problems and for preventing any kind of tooth decay. But, excess of everything is bad. Try to go for baby toothpastes. Make sure that the child does not swallow toothpaste. Properly rinse the child’s mouth after brushing.

Never go for any drops or medicines without the consultation of the doctor.

These were some of the basic tips to take care of, so that your child keeps on having a nice smile throughout his life.

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