Daily brushing from the first tooth
Danger of baby bottle caries
Before the age of 3, children usually do not suffer from cavities. However, baby bottle caries can cause this to be the case. It often occurs in babies who have a feeding bottle with a sweetened drink available all day long. Because they roll around in the mouth in small sips throughout the day, the teeth don't have time to recover from the sugars' attacks on the protective enamel. It is also not a good idea to put a pacifier in sweetener before going to bed. During sleep, your baby produces less saliva, which gives the teeth a natural rinse. The sugar can therefore undisturbed affect the glaze.
Water from a cup
Water is the best thirst quencher between meals. Teach your baby to drink water from a normal cup, without a drinking spout, from six months. Make sure that the diameter of the opening is adapted to its 'size'. This will make him take bigger gulps. Moreover, he cannot easily take a cup everywhere with him, which gives his teeth time to recover after the meal.
Learn to brush your teeth step by step
It is not easy to brush the teeth of a six-month-old baby. The sucking reflex ensures that a baby toothbrush has no room to move for up to about three years. It is better to remove the plaque with a gauze that you wind around your finger. You can smear toddler toothpaste (a pea-sized amount) on the gauze. The fluoride in the toothpaste cleans the teeth and protects the enamel. You will soon notice when it becomes easier to brush your slob's teeth with a custom toothbrush.
Tooth brushing tips
Make sure your child sees how you brush your teeth, as he gets older, he will want to imitate you and he can try it himself.
Let him experiment with a toothbrush. By sucking on it, he gets to know the feeling and the toothbrush is no longer a strange thing you want to put in his mouth.
Replace the toothbrush as soon as the bristles are no longer standing up and certainly every three months.
Rinse the toothbrush thoroughly after each use and dry it.
Store the toothbrush with the bristles up.
This helps to take good care of the first teeth.