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Learn How to Take care of Your Babies Teeth
“The Right Way Is the Only Way to Care for Your Babies Baby Teeth”
Did You Know…?
A child's dental care actually begins when the baby is in the mother’s womb. This is why it is important that mothers take top quality care of themselves during pregnancy. Pregnant women should make sure they eat a well balanced diet full of nutritious foods, along with plenty of vitamins and minerals. It is also very important that pregnant women to have a complete dental exam and have any cavities or gum disease treated as soon as possible.
Teeth Development - The Beginning
Your child's first teeth usually begin to break through the gums at about 6 months of age. Every child is different so time, varies depending on the child. Every child has 20 primary teeth. They should come in between the ages of 6 months and 3 years. Your child should lose his or her primary teeth between the ages between the ages of 6 and 11 years old. At age six, your child’s molars should come out around six years old. The last permanent teeth usually come out between the ages of 12 and 21 years old.
By the time, your child is 6 months of age; your dentist should be able to tell if the child should have any dental problems, as they grow older in the near future. They are not physics but they can see the obvious through their knowledge and expertise in the dental surgery field.
When Should Your Child’s Dental Care Begin?
Parents should schedule their children dental visits every six months. Your child's dental care starts at 12 months of age. A pediatric dentist should see babies with dental problems caused by injury, disease, or a developmental problem right away. If these dental problems are not limited to the surfaces of the teeth, then you should take your child to see a pediatrician just to be on the safe side because additional treatment may be necessary.
Tips of the Trade
- Do not Share Utensils - It is common for parents and caregivers often share spoons, forks, and other utensils with your babies. The saliva you may leave on the utensil contains bacteria that can cause tooth decay. You can help prevent early childhood tooth decay in your child by making sure that your family practices good dental health habits. Keeping your own teeth and gums healthy reduces the risk of transferring tooth decay bacteria to your child.
- Say No To Bottles At Night- Do not put your infant or small child to bed with a bottle of milk, formula, juice, or other juice that has sugar in it because the sugar and acids in these liquids can cause tooth decay.
- A Healthy Diet Means Happy Teeth - Give your child nutritious foods to maintain healthy gums, develop strong teeth, and avoid tooth decay. These include whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. Try to avoid foods that are high in sugar and processed carbohydrates, such as pastries, pasta, and white bread.
- The Teeth Cleaning Process - Use a soft cloth to clean your babies teeth as soon as you start to notice their teeth breaking through their little gums. As more teeth come in you should clean those teeth with a soft toothbrush, using only water not toothpaste for the first few months.
- Fluoride Toothpaste Is The Key to Healthy Teeth - By the time, your baby is 1 year old, begin to use a small amount of fluoride toothpaste while brushing your child’s teeth.
- Flossing Time - You should begin flossing your child's teeth as soon as you notice their teeth beginning to touch each other.
- There On Their Own - Your child can learn how to brush his or her own teeth at about 3 years of age. Children should be brushing their teeth in the morning and before bedtime by 4 years old. Even though they are brushing their teeth on their own, you should still watch them and make sure they are brushing their teeth the right way.
They are getting older and now it is the time to teach them how important it is to take care of their teeth because if they do not learn now then they never will learn the importance of good dental hygiene.