Maintaining good oral health begins when a child is born. It is important that a child grows into healthy dental habits and starts at a young age to further prevent and future dental issues.
As a new born child develops, it may seem weird to have to care about their oral health, as they have no teeth. However, good habits start even before the first tooth appears. After feedings, brush your baby’s gums using water on a baby toothbrush that has soft bristles, or wipe them with a clean washcloth.
After the first tooth
When your child’s first tooth appears, brushing is the main priority. Brush your child’s teeth 2 times a day using water on a baby toothbrush with SOFT bristles.
When all of their teeth are there
At the age of two and a half, your child should have all of their primary baby teeth. During the process of teething, your child may show some signs and symptoms of irritability, mild fever, and even an upset stomach. This is perfectly normal.
Maintaining Baby Teeth
Many individuals believe that baby teeth aren’t as important as permanent teeth because children will lose them eventually. This is a sad fact that is untrue in pretty much all cases. 1 out of 10 two year olds will already have cavities by the time all of their teeth grow in. Dental decay in baby teeth may negatively affect permanent teeth and lead to future dental problems.
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