The teeth of a person are what helps them chew and intake food properly taking sufficient size. They are one of the most important things that are needed by a person. Teeth start coming out in a child when s/he is around 6, months old. And this process goes on for quite some time. As this bone is very important for your little one, we would like to tell you a bit about it. Mentioned below are some things about teeth you should know.
1. Amount of toothpaste to use
It does not take much paste to brush and clean a baby’s teeth. Thus, you need to be careful about how much paste you use. For a baby who has just started teething only a grain size paste is enough. On the other hand, if your child has some properly grown teeth then you can use a bit more paste and gradually increase it as the entire jaw gets filled with teeth.
2. Scheduling their first dental visit
In order to have proper growth of your little one’s teeth, it is important that you take them to the dentist often and at correct times. But, the first dental visit in itself is a major milestone in your little one’s life and thus it is important that their first dental appointment is scheduled around the time you see them get their first teeth.
3. Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth decay
Baby bottle tooth decay most often occurs in the upper front teeth. Frequent, prolonged exposure of the baby’s teeth to drinks that contain sugar can cause tooth decay. This can happen when the baby is put to bed with a bottle, or when a bottle is used as a pacifier for a fussy baby. But you can prevent it by giving them sugarless or less sugar containing milk.
4. Keeping their mouth clean
Pacifiers are something that almost all mothers tend to use. But sometimes, babies can throw their pacifier and moms have to take care of it. In order to clean it, they end up putting it in their mouth first and then give it to the baby. By doing this, they don’t clean it but instead, end up spreading more germs to their little one’s mouth. A similar thing happens when moms take a little bite of the food from the spoon when feeding their baby. Research has seen that germs are often transferred through saliva. So, try avoiding saliva exchange between you and your little one.
5. Water helps protect teeth
While fruit juices and other drinks have a sugar content that creates cavities, water, on the other hand, has fluoride present that helps protect the teeth by putting a protective layer on the teeth. Thus, instead of quenching your little one’s thirst with some drink, give them some water instead.