Oral hygiene in children is important from early age.
When to start with the oral hygiene of the baby?
Even before the appearance of teeth. Yes. Your baby has no teeth, but that does not mean it does not need cleaning. Good idea to start rubbing the gums with gauze soaked in boiled water every evening before bedtime. At this stage there is no need to use toothpaste. Just wrap your index finger with gauze or a soft cotton cloth, sprinkle with freshly boiled water and massage the gums, thus it can be cleaned from the remains of milk and food.
Why you should do that?
On one hand it is important to clean the oral cavity by bacteria that accumulate in food because it is hard to predict exactly when the first teeth to emerge. On the other – because it is better to lay the foundations of healthy habits early on so that pipsqueak to get used to them and they are not opposed.
How to effectively clean baby’s teeth after they grow up?
Some children acquire with teeth even after the first year but this is not a reason to worry.
You should find a baby toothbrush that is small enough to head to enter and difficult to reach in its mouth, but it is convenient for you to keep it. There are those that resemble thimbles and placed the cursor. Toothpaste – a good idea to use one without fluoride until your child grows and learns to spits out well because this compound may be useful for teeth, but not for the rest of the body. The aim is to make sure the child spits out all the pasta and rinse the mouth well with water.
The amount of toothpaste should be no larger than rice grains.