How to take care of your child's teeth
Teach your child to follow the rules for proper oral hygiene is important. It 'should habit of brushing your teeth at least twice a day, show him the proper use of dental floss, limit snacks between meals and take him to the dentist regularly.
Many dentists recommend having the child do a check as young as two years. This not only allows you to control the growth of the teeth, but also represents the opportunity for the parent to inform the development of the teeth, the need for fluoride, how to help your child maintain proper oral hygiene, how to behave towards thechild's oral habits (such as pacifier use) on the right diet to follow and how to prevent oral health problems.
Explain to your child that the dental examination is a necessary thing and that helps to maintain good oral health. Accustoming to regular visits from an early age, will increase the chances that your child continues to see a dentist regularly throughout life.What should I do when the first teeth come out to my son?The teeth begin to erupt from the age of 6 months to three years.The children in this period are often irritable because of pain in the gums. Rub with a finger, with a teaspoon cold, or with a donut rubber for teeth, previously cooled in the freezer, it may be helpful.There are also painkillers in gels and other medications that may be used at this stage. Ask your dentist. If your child has a fever is best to contact your doctor to check for other diseases occurring.How children should brush their teethIt 's good practice to check how your child brushes his teeth, at least until he has reached the age of six, following these tips:
Use a small amount of fluoride toothpaste. Make sure that the child does not swallow the toothpaste.Use a toothbrush with soft bristles. Brush first of all the internal surfaces of the teeth, where plaque accumulates most, directing the bristles towards the gingival margin and gently brush back and forth.Clean the exterior surfaces of the teeth, direct the bristles toward the gumline and brush gently back and forth.Position the brush so the bristles are flat on the chewing surface and gently brush back and forth.The habit of sucking his thumb or finger is a problem. What should I do?The sucking reflex in infants is normal and healthy. However, the habit of finger or thumb sucking can cause problems with the growth of the mouth, jaw and tooth position if continued after the development of permanent teeth (between four and seven years of age). The protruding front teeth and open bite may result from this habit. This can cause problems in adulthood including premature corrosion of tooth decay and difficulty chewing. The use of the pacifier after the tick of the permanent teeth can bring the same consequences.
The best way to combat this habit is to encourage the child by using kind words, not scold or punish him. The child simply does what feels more natural. Praise your child when he is not sucking his finger. In addition, you can try to intervene on a possible state of anxiety that may be the cause of the habit of thumbsucking. You can try to wrap the baby's finger, or make him wear a sock on his hand during the night. You can also ask your dentist or pediatrician to prescribe ointments very bitter taste spreads on the finger.