Do you know how to teach the child to brush teeth?

30 November
2012



It’s better to teach the child to hygienic procedures at an early age, even up to the moment when his first tooth will cut. Despite the fact that the primary teeth will eventually be replaced by permanent, anyway, you should take care of their health and tryto prevent caries development and various inflammatory processes. Baby teeth play an important role in the child's life. They help in the process of chewing and speech skills development. If caries is in primary teeth, there is a huge chance that it will go on permanent teeth as well. It’s very important that the child was accustomed to oral hygiene from infancy.

Today, in support of parents, there are special items intended for oral hygiene of infants. When first tooth appears, you can use the so-called teether brush, which is equipped with a safety disk. It helps to eliminate the discomfort that the baby feels when he is teething, and, in addition, it helps your child to learn the important brushing skill.

With a teetherbrushthe child gets used to the toothbrush, learns to hold it his own, massages the gums, gets used to a foreign object in his mouth, etc. Special safety disk will prevent thetraumatizing.

In addition, there is a special "finger toothbrush"; it’s a silicone cap that fits on your finger and provided with the soft pads, that the parent puts on his finger and cleans thebaby mouth.

From the age of 8-11 months, you can alreadyuse baby toothbrush with rubber brushes to get rid of dental plaque. At this age, you have to brush your child’s teeth by yourself. Be very careful: clean the upper teeth fromup to down, lower teeth - bottom-up, and where the upper and lower teeth are closed up clean by the horizontal motions. Massage the gums very gently in a circular motion.

At this age you can already allow the child to simulate brushing teeth. He will be imitating your movements. Be sure to praise him for it. It’s very important to create a positive atmosphere while brushing that the child has no fear of the procedure. That’s why the children's toothbrushes are always bright, colorfully decorated, often with using images of favorite cartoon characters and tales.



From the age of one year, it’s already possible to use a brush with soft synthetic brushes. At this age, the child imitates the actions of adults and has a desire to brush teeth on his own. If there is no interest in thebrushing process in the child, you can buy a toy toothbrush for his favorite toy.Be always there when the child brushes his teeth, control the process, praise the child. Watch the child to unlearn to chew and suck the brush. At this age, you don’t need to use toothpaste yet as the child can take it inside. And if the child swallows the toothpasteregularly, it can lead to the enrichment of fluoride in his body and tointoxication.

From the age of 2 years, the child can get into the self toothbrushing well. After that you should teach him to learn the rinse. Show him how to keep the water in the mouth, and that he must necessarily spit it. Only after the child has mastered this skill well enough, you can trust him the toothpaste.

Up to 6 years, parents must apply the paste on the brushthemselves. Of course, there should be used a special children's toothpaste. It’s better to consult a pediatric dentist to recommend the toothpaste. As children's toothpastes are tasteful because of special additives, children eat about 30 percent of the paste. So to prevent the enrichment of fluoride in the body the content of fluoride is reduced in children's toothpastes. Watch that the child doesn’t eat the toothpaste, and check the tooth brushing process.

It’s important for the child that the brushing of teeth has become a permanent procedure in the morning and evening, after and before bedtime. At the start parents need only touch the toothbrushby the tube of toothpaste. Then the amount of paste can be slightly increased, but the volume must not exceed the size of a small pea. Choose a special children's toothbrush, and if it is unsuitable for the child find another. Change the brush once a month.

At 6 years old the child has to be able to brush teeth by himself with all of the necessary rules (for example, that the brush before and after cleaning should be rinsed with warm running water, etc.). Parental Control the teeth brushing should last up to 8 years. After the child has finally formed a correct bite, you can buy an electric toothbrush. Making sure your child cleans teeth thoroughly and not just carried the brush on the teeth. To check the cleanness of the mouth after brushing there are special tablets, pastes and solutions which paint plaque remained after poor cleaning. Turn the process of checking how well the child has cleaned the teeth into an exciting game, be sure to praise for successful results. We wish you and your child the ultra-white and happy smiles!

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