Most people believe that you can not do anything to take care of the teeth of a baby until they have begun to emerge, this is not true and so today I bring you some tips on care dental for children and babies. Caring for oral health of the baby may begin as soon as born. During the last three months of pregnancy 20 of the “baby teeth” are fully formed at birth and can be up to 12 permanent teeth beginning their development.
Many pediatric dental authorities recommend that we begin to clean the baby’s mouth before the teeth start to come. This can be done using a piece of sterile gauze should be placed around the index finger to gently clean baby’s gums. This will help reduce the amount of bacteria that exist in the mouth at the same time establishing a routine dental health.
It is also important that the child checked by a dentist specializing in children when you have 12 to 18 months old. This consultation shall be to do a complete exam and to receive recommendations on dental care in the home, correct use of toothbrush and tips on healthy eating and good for your teeth Many dental diseases can be treated or avoided altogether if discovered in time. The first dental visit should occur no later than the first 20 baby “teeth” have left.
Infant Teething usually occurs in a period ranging from 6 to 30 months of age. Once the first tooth of the baby emerges, others will begin to do the same in small groups until all 20 teeth first “baby” have done the same. During teething, many children become irritable, drool a lot, and suck nearly everything at their disposal whether toys, blankets, fingers, may also lose your appetite.
Although it is normal to experience molestian, teething does not cause fever, diarrhea or flu symptoms. If your baby is experiencing any of these symptoms during teething consult a doctor. They can relieve their discomfort by offering to baby teething toys and fresh water but not too cold.
After teething does not allow covering the teeth sugary liquids for long periods of time. The sugars in milk (either breast or cow’s milk powder), fruit juices and other sugary liquids can contribute substantially to the dental decay so it is important to minimize the amount of time the bottle or bottle is in the mouth.
Also remember that when we sleep rarely swallow so if the child falls asleep with sweet liquid in the mouth the risk of dental damage is much greater. Provided to hold the baby fed and ever time bottles or push the vessel into her mouth as it could choke with liquid and the milk or juices may cause tooth decay on contact with the new teeth. If the child falls asleep while feeding removed the bottle from his mouth.
These tips will be more than helpful until the child is old enough to brush his teeth by himself, something he must learn early to accustom to the discipline of oral hygiene.