Toddlers and Preschoolers Dental Care Tips
This is an excellent time in your kid’s life to build habits that will protect the teeth and put down the foundation for future health. Teeth start to appear at roughly Six months and continue until age Three. Tender gums are connected with each stage of tooth emergence, which may make your kid irritable. It helps to rub the gums with your finger, a small cool spoon or an ice-cold teething ring that’s been placed in the fridge.
From a young age:
Feed your child from all food groups and limit sweet foods or drinks.
After eating sweet or sticky foods like raisins, brush your kids teeth, wash the mouth with water or serve luscious fruits / vegetables to wash the teeth .
Don’t let your kid constantly sip on sweet liquids, including milk and juice from sappy cups. Offer these liquids only at meal times.
Brush twice per day and use only a pea-sized quantity of toothpaste. Encourage your kid to spit out the toothpaste, rather than swallow it. If your kid hasn’t got the co-ordination necessary for proper tooth brushing, brush your baby’s teeth first and then let him or her finish.
Begin flossing when your kid’s teeth are touching .
Change your baby’s toothbrush every one to three months or right after a sickness. Never share toothbrushes in your home.
Let your baby watch you cleaning your teeth as often as practical. Kids are wonderful imitators, and will learn plenty from your habits.