With the arrival of your baby, you feel more responsible as a person and as a parent. The first few months just fly past you as everything your baby does is just too cute and adorable. The moment you spot little white teeth popping out of their gums, you just know that it’s time to maintain some dental hygiene.
You need to keep in mind that your baby’s gums also need to be kept clean so that transitioning the habit into brushing will be easy for the two of you. Decay can occur anytime and it generally goes undetected initially, so maintain oral hygiene as much as possible.
When do babies begin teething?
Babies begin teething by the age of 6 months. Sometimes, it may not even come up to the age of 9 months. Since every baby is different and their growth happens as their body gets prepped up for changes.
It is essential that your baby develops a healthy set of teeth so that it will be easy for him to not only chew and eat food but also be able to speak properly. So, maintaining oral hygiene is a must when your baby begins teething.
How to take care of the gums?
Even before your baby gets his first tooth, you must keep the gums clean. You don’t necessarily have to use a toothbrush to clean it.
1.Use a soft hankey and wet it with drinking water.
2.Take this moist cloth and gently wipe your baby’s gums twice a day. (once in the morning before meal time and once before going to bed)
3.Ensure that you’re not scrubbing it or applying too much pressure on it.
4.This way a routine will be set for your baby and adapting it will be easy as he grows up.
How to brush my baby’s first teeth?
Baby’s teeth are prone to decay and it is essential that you take care of those little pearls from the moment they appear. Here are some tips to help you maintain your baby’s pearly smile!
1.Once you see their primary teeth erupting, start using a toothbrush which is exclusively crafted for babies. These brushes have a small head with soft bristles. They have a long handle so that babies can easily hold onto it.
2. When your baby turns 1, you can start using toothpaste for the brushing session. Just take a pea-sized quantity of paste on the brush and gently brush those teeth. Always use non-fluoridated paste for your child.
3.Be gentle and move the brush in circular motions. Concentrate on the areas where the tooth is attached to the gum as cavity and plaque generally accumulate in that region.
4.Ensure that your baby spits the toothpaste after brushing.
5.Gently rinse his mouth after brushing those little teeth.
If you see your child acting up while brushing teeth, give him a chance to brush his teeth on his own! That way, he will actually feel more in control and he will enjoy brushing.