For the most part, teething is something people think only happens in babyhood, but teeth are still coming in for some toddlers. Molars can even come out until age two.
There are cool teething rings that can help ease the discomfort of the new teeth coming out.
The toddler stage is a very fun and interesting time, toddlers are starting to make their decisions, what foods they like, their clothing, their cartoon characters, etc.
Brushing their teeth might not always be an activity they find fun. Get creative when it comes to establishing an oral care routine.
Toddlers should brush twice daily with the help of an adult to ensure they are brushing properly. They can use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.
Fluoride helps prevent cavities, so stay away from fluoride free toothpaste.
Keep the toothpaste amount to the necessary, until around 2 years old, when they can brush without swallowing.
Special toothpaste and toothbrushes with their favorite characters and kid friendly flavors can help get them excited about brushing, too.
This is a great time to start taking your toddler to the dentist regularly to check for cavities.
Twice yearly is standard, and a pediatric dentist is a great option since they are pros with small children.
Toddlers might even have cavities, and baby teeth do need fillings, just like permanent teeth.
Keep in mind that, Prevention is the best form of protection for your child’s teeth, do not wait until a tooth problem arises.
Toddlers have a mind of their own, and if your toddler is not a picky eater then you’re one of the lucky parents.
If your little one is a picky eater, don’t give up! Continue to introduce them to new foods, especially the healthy ones.
Try serving vegetables lots of different ways, and offer milk with meals to help combat acids that can erode enamel.
Fruits, veggies and water are good for everyone’s oral health, including toddlers. Minimize the amount of sugary foods your toddler consumes.
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