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How to brush baby teeth

How to brush baby teeth

A person's first set of teeth are their baby teeth, also referred to as primary or deciduous teeth. At roughly six months of age, they begin to appear.


You should make sure to brush your child's teeth for two minutes, at least twice a day, as soon as teeth start to erupt above the gum line. To prevent food or milk from remaining in their mouths all night, one of those times should be right before bed, following their last meal.Additionally, you ought to arrange for the child's first appointment with a paediatric dentist after the first tooth erupts or prior to the child's first birthday, whichever comes first. Read further to know how to brush baby teeth.




How do you brush a baby's teeth?

    • Be sure of the Quantity of toothpaste you use:
      For infants and young children up to three years old, use a tiny smear of toothpaste; for children three to six years old, use a pea-sized amount.
    • Brush teeth twice a day:
      Start brushing your child's teeth more completely over time, making sure to brush every surface of the teeth. At least twice a day, do it right before bed and at another convenient time for your schedule.
    • Give time to  kids to adapt Brushing :
      You might need to give it some more tries because not all kids enjoy having their teeth brushed. Turn it into a game, or brush your teeth and then assist your child in finishing theirs.
    • Have correct position which is comfortable for Brushing:
      A baby is easiest to brush their teeth if you sit them on your knee and place their head against your chest. When interacting with an older child, stand
    • Brush in small circles:
      After brushing all the surfaces of their teeth in small circles, help them to spit out the toothpaste. Rinsing with water is not necessary because it will remove the fluoride.
    • Check kids do not consume extra toothpaste:
      Verify that your child is receiving the recommended dosage of toothpaste and that they are not licking or eating the toothpaste from the tube.
    • Help them till they are 7 years old :
      Continue to assist your child with brushing their teeth until you are confident they can do it on their own. Usually, this won't stop until they're at least seven.

Plaque and bacteria are removed from tooth surfaces by brushing. Otherwise, even in young children, cavities and other issues may arise. Maintaining healthy baby teeth contributes to the health of permanent teeth. If at first you are unable to brush much, don't worry. It's crucial to instill in your child the daily practise of brushing their teeth. By giving them a good example and allowing them to watch you brush your own teeth, you can assist.


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