May 6, 2011

How to Care for Baby Teeth Age 0-24 months

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GladChild: Generally, dental disorders in children is one of the disturbances in the process of children growth and development. Since baby teeth begin to grow, parents must take responsibility to clean their baby teeth. Although children's teeth are just baby teeth whose existence is only temporary, but the health of milk teeth affect the dental health of children in the future. Therefore, as parents need to know how to care for your baby teeth as a baby in the right way, for oral health of children is resolved.

How to care for the baby's mouth at the age of 0-6 months:
  • Clean your baby's gums with a damp cloth, at least twice a day
  • Do not allow your baby to sleep while drinking milk with a bottle of milk
  • Finished breastfeeding, remember to clean the baby's mouth with a damp cloth
  • Do not add a sweet taste in the bottle of milk with honey or something sweet.
How to care for the baby's mouth and teeth at the age of 7-12 months:
  • Ask your pediatrician or your dentist if your baby is getting enough fluoride
  • Remember to clean your baby's mouth with a damp cloth (not wet at all), after feeding
  • Do not let the baby sleep with a bottle of milk (while drinking milk from a bottle) except water
  • Give the baby water if you want to drink milk beyond schedule
  • When teeth begin to grow, start clean with a damp cloth. Clean every surface of the tooth and gum line between teeth with him carefully, because the food was often left on the surface
  • When baby teeth begin to grow, start using a small toothbrush with soft surface and the nylon material
  • Do not use toothpaste and remember to always wet the toothbrush with water
  • Check with your child's teeth to the dentist, after 6 months from the first tooth erupts, or when age children a year
    How to care for the baby's mouth and teeth at the age of 13-24 months:
    • Begin introducing fluoride toothpaste
    • Do not let the child sleep with a bottle of milk while drinking milk from a bottle, except water
    • Use a pea sized toothpaste green
    • Brush teeth at least twice a day after breakfast and before bed at night
    • Use a soft toothbrush from nylon material
    • Replace toothbrushes every three months or when the brush hairs are damaged
    • Be a role model by practicing good oral health habits maintain and perform routine checks to the dentist every 6 months
    • Familiarize children to eat healthy snacks such as fresh fruit and fresh vegetables
    • Avoid snacks that contain sugar.

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