Young parents often believe that care for the first teeth of his child is not necessary, because they still fall out.
But this is not at all the case: damage to a tooth, even a milky tooth, can cause great discomfort in a child. In addition, formed the infection can harm the body, because we know that it is in the mouth is the most bacteria.
Furthermore, if early educate habit to brush your teeth, it becomes natural for the baby, and help preserve the health of the molars.
The first teeth crumbs appear between the ages of 6-8 months: first - the bottom two, then - the top two, then - four lateral incisor. As a result, for the first birthday, the baby already has eight teeth. Of course, all children are different, and the first "pearls" in the mouth may appear later.
Read also:3 ways to ease pain when teething
How to care for baby teeth?
With the advent of the first teeth and up to a year, you need to clean them with a special silicone brush that you put on your finger at least once a day. Usually, kids like this procedure, so get ready for smiles!
Already from the year you can brush your teeth twice a day with a very soft baby toothbrush. In this case, remember that the movement should be from the gums to the cutting edge or the chewing surface of the teeth.
Children's toothpaste can be used only from 2-2.5 years. In the meantime, the child has only enough manipulations with a cleaning brush. By the way, self-cleaning of the child’s teeth can be taught only from 2-3 years old, but under the obligatory control of the parents.
While the child does not know how to spit, brush your teeth without paste (choose a brush according to your age), do it in a playful way, so that it becomes a habit and please the child.
On the forum UAUA.info, mother under the nickname Maxash writes: When she was still pregnant, she spoke with the dentist. He says, as soon as the first tooth appears, give him a toothbrush, without anything, just let him nibble. He thus cleans. When the child will be a year old, show to the dentist, and later it will be possible to give a nursery paste, but this is better after the child can be explained that it cannot be eaten.So far, the brush is enough. She says that there are children who have caries in 2 years and periodontal disease in 5 years. So you need to deal with the teeth !!!
Useful products for the first teeth
For teeth, especially the first, calcium rich foods are beneficial. First of all, it is cottage cheese and hard cheese. Milk, fermented milk products, sweet cherries, currants, gooseberries and green leafy vegetables are also very useful. There is a little less calcium in them, but their use is indisputable for children's teeth. Remember that calcium is not absorbed without vitamin D. Its main sources are egg yolk and butter.
Experts recommend limiting carbohydrate food in the diet (you probably already give your baby food). Especially it is not necessary to introduce potatoes, bread, sugar and sweet products in its menu. The last point is a special enemy of all teeth and dentists, because the sweet provokes the active reproduction of bacteria in the mouth, which leads to early caries.
«The longer you do not offer sweets to your child, the better. For example, chocolate for children under three years old should not be given at all.», -says the head of the department for the prevention of dental diseases at MSMD Edith Kuzmina.
Important reminders for parents
1. For the first time, a child should get to the dentist in half a year. Even if he has no teeth yet.
2. It is necessary to observe oral hygiene even if there is only one tooth in it. It is necessary to clean the first tooth every day with a special brush or a bandage, which mother can wrap on her finger.
3. Sweet is very harmful for milk teeth, so you should not give it to your baby at least in the first year of life.