How to Take Care of Baby Teeth

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How to Take Care of Baby Teeth - Many parents do not know when the right time to start caring for their child's teeth. Lack of knowledge about how to take care of their child's teeth is one of the reasons.

So, when is the right time to start caring for your child's teeth? Actually, a good time to start caring for your child's teeth is at an infant, even before teeth appear. At birth, baby already have 20 baby teeth are not visible. This baby teeth should be kept healthy because it will support the future health of the permanent teeth.

How to take care of baby teeth? Here are some simple tips that you can do to take care of your baby teeth:

  • After feeding the baby, clean the baby tongue and gums by rubbing the front and back of the tongue and gums. Do this carefully by using a sterile gauze that has been moistened with water. It aims to clean up leftover food in the baby's mouth.
  • When baby's teeth begin to grow, brush baby's teeth using a soft toothbrush. Remember, do not use toothpaste.
  • Use a fluoride toothpaste when your baby is 2 years old.
  • Check and make sure that the baby pacifier clean before it is used.
  • Don’t give foods that contain too much sugar to your baby.
  • When sleeping, make sure your baby does not use baby pacifier.
  • Bring your child to the dentist to check the progress and health of your child's teeth. Do this regularly, at least once in six months.







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4 Respones to "How to Take Care of Baby Teeth"

Krisha @ pediatric emr said...

This is really informative as well as an interesting post to read. Baby health care is one of the many concerns that mothers need to think about.


December 20, 2011 at 8:12 PM
Ethan Pew said...

As a rule of thumb, brushing of the baby teeth should be done after every feeding. As soon as my nephew hit his second birthday, we taught him how to brush his teeth on his own. It is best to instill the habit of regular brushing early in life.


January 26, 2012 at 3:17 PM
Jen L. said...

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July 11, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Dentist shelby mi said...

I truly like to reading your post. Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a nice information


June 17, 2013 at 5:04 AM
 

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