Dental Care For Children

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Dental Care: Teeth Development In Children by Kath+Belle

Teeth can arrive in a baby in any order, but it always the central bottom teeth that come first. The first teeth usually appear between 6 to 10 months old. In some cases, teeth appear as early as 3 months.Most children have a full set of 20 baby teeth by the time they’re 3 years old.

The 32 adult teeth replace the baby teeth between the ages of 6 and 20 years. The adult teeth don’t get replaced so you need to look after them.

Toddlers Dental Care 

You need clean your toddler’s teeth twice a day, morning and before bedtime. Do not use the normal toothbrush, use a small, soft toothbrush that is designed for young children. Just use water only on the toothbrush until your child is 18 months old unless your dentist tells you otherwise.

Use non fluoride toothpaste. After he or she reached 2 years old, you can start foster independence so they can brush their teeth themselves. Let them hold a toothbrush with your supervision.

How To Brush Toddlers’ Teeth 

You develop your own routine in how to help your children to brush their teeth. This is very important factor in their dental care because if this habit is lacking in their lives, chances are they will be lazy or skip this routine from time to time. Here is our suggestions on how you can help them.

Start with standing or sitting behind your child. Doing it in front of a mirror is advisable too because it lets you see your child’s mouth. Cup his or her chin in your hand and angle the bristles of the toothbrush towards the gum. Move the brush gently in circles to clean the outer and inner sides of the teeth and gums. Remember to brush the front and the back of the teeth.

Gently brush the tongue and encourage them not to swallow the foam. Get them to spit them out. Rinse the mouth after they’re done. If you’re using an electric toothbrush, keep your hand still and guide the brush across their teeth and gums.

Toothbrush And Toothpaste for Younger Children 

Choose the right toothbrush for correct dental care practice! One specially designed for the young children. They have proper design, soft head and bristles with proper cushion handle. They also have fun design with their favorite cartoon characters. After cleaning your child’s teeth and gums, rinse the toothbrush with tap water.

Kath + Belle Kids Tooth Gel is a pleasant tasting non fluoride tooth gel especially for first teeth. It’s not just brushing and flossing that keep your teeth healthy, you also need to be careful about what you eat and drink.

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