A baby’s teeth, like an adult’s, are valuable and you must take care of them. With lack of adequate care, they can lead to various diseases. Infections can occur such as toothaches, frequent crying, loss of appetite, or sleep problems.
This is why Dentists recommend parents pay close attention to their baby’s teeth during the early stages of growth.
Here are some simple ways to take care of your baby’s teeth:
- Massage your Baby’s Gums with Clean Fingers
If your child is suffering from a toothache, Research shows that rubbing an infant’s gums is effective. It will help lower teething pain and help to achieve healthier gum.
- Wipe Your Baby’s Teeth or Gum With A Clean Cloth
We recommend that you wipe the baby’s mouth with a clean cloth after their meals. It will help prevent future tooth decay and will assist in keeping the baby’s teeth and gums healthy. It also prepares the baby to start brushing their teeth for healthy gums.
- Clean Your Baby’s Teeth And Mouth Twice a Day
When a child begins to teething, it is best to clean their teeth and mouth twice a day to avoid future problems. Brushing two times a day will destroy and remove bad bacteria.
- Brush Your Baby’s Teeth With A Soft Toothbrush
After your child starts to reach 1 to 2 years old, get your child to have the habit of brushing their teeth with a soft toothbrush. This makes sure they have hygienic teeth without any dental ailments starting from their childhood days.
- Don’t Let Your Baby Suck Their Fingers
Letting your child suck their fingers might damage their teeth. Dentists advise children to use a soft pacifier available on the market to eliminate their sucking habit. Make sure you keep the soft pacifier clean by dipping it in hot water from time to time.
- Make a Habit of Brushing The Teeth Twice a Day
Once your children start to grow, make them a habit of brushing their teeth twice a day. It will help to avoid major dental problems later in their life.
- Consult a Dentist Every 6 Months
It is important to have regular dental check-ups of your child with your dentist. This will help to solve any minor problems such as cavities before they become major issues later in life.
Early dental care can help your child develop good oral habits that will serve him or her well into adulthood. Even a small step like taking your child to the dentist every 6 months will improve a child’s dental health.
Take the Right Step Now
The health of a baby’s teeth affects the development of their smile in later life, so it’s important to take care of your child’s oral health. OM Samaj Dental Hospital can help you achieve this goal. Our dentists are dedicated to providing quality dental care for your children. Contact us for an appointment to begin the process of getting your child’s smile in beautiful shape!