How should we take care of our children's teeth? Children especially the babies are very dependent to their parents. Thus, parents must be aware of the proper care that they should provide. In order to promote oral hygiene, here are some tips that parents can do:
Excellent oral care must be done even before the child develops her first tooth. The baby teeth
begin to grow from the gums when the child reaches 6 months old. But most people start a
favorable oral care before the appearance of the first tooth. Having healthy gums can most often than not guarantee healthy teeth.
Upon reaching the age of 3 years old, children has to have completed their "baby teeth". These are commonly called primary teeth or temporary teeth. The "baby teeth" will begin shed off by the age of 6 years old, that time the permanent or adult teeth will begin to appear.
The gap between "Baby teeth" is normal. It provides space for permanent teeth to grow. Most permanent teeth appear before reaching the age of 13 years old.
Here are some tips on how to keep the children’s teeth under 2 years old healthy and strong:
• Wipe the gums with a towel after that feeding. This will prevent the development of plaque which can cause tooth decay.
• Brush twice a day with water and a soft bristle brush.
• The first appointments must be scheduled before the expected appearance of the first tooth.