Brushing your children’s teeth

With children it is important to start with a regular oral hygiene regime prior to the cutting of the first teeth. After feeding is recommended to wipe with a damp and clean gauze in the finger space under the lips. Removing remaining milk and the gum is cleaned. 

Important is the proper selection of a teether, to facilitate the pruning of the first milk teeth. 

They should begin with a brush, once the first teeth begin to show. From that moment parents should regularly take care of the child’s teeth cleaning regime. This treatment should not be underestimated. It is widely believed that baby teeth are programmed to fall out anyway, so taking proper care of them is unnecessary. But this is not the case. Milk teeth hold a permanent place in the mouth, early extraction (pulling out) can cause errors to occur in the positioning and irregular growth of permanent adult teeth. Decayed baby teeth or milk teeth are a source of bacteria in the mouth and threaten the development of adult teeth. 

The dental care of children should include regular visits to the dentist. Children should come to their first preventative examination within their first three years; the first visit acting as a getting to know the situation appointment, the surgery, the dentist chair and of course a dentist.

The dentist can check the state of the teeth of the child, while the parent can pose any questions they might have to the dentist. Parents should make sure to choose a dentist that has experience of dealing with children, and do so regularly. This will help in reducing the possible occurrence of dentist fear, but make it seem more like a part of normal of life. 

Consequently, the child should receive two preventative examinations annually. It is important also that it is combined with a visit to a dental hygienist, which can inform parents about the correct technique for cleaning children’s teeth, fluoridation and plaque removal.