Establishing a good healthy dental care routine at home is very important.
We do not expect parents to know everything about dental care, but we want to teach them as much as we can so they don’t get confused.
It’s commonly believed that babies don’t need a dental care routine, but that’s a myth. Babies’ dental care starts from the moment they are born.
First, you start cleaning their mouth after a feed with a washcloth, eventually the teeth come and the process changes.
Remember, as soon as their first tooth comes you should schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist.
A tiny little smear of toothpaste is enough to clean their teeth and it’s not too much to harm your baby since babies can’t spit out the toothpaste.
Infants should get their teeth brushed once a day, once a baby becomes a toddler or has multiple teeth, then start brushing twice a day.
You can easily make teeth cleaning a fun experience for your kids by playing music as you brush, creating positive incentives such as a sticker chart to track when they’ve brushed, or other fun activities.
Establishing an oral care routine since they are babies it’s crucial. It helps not only to prevent tooth decay, but the ongoing relationship between patient and your kid’s dentist helps your little ones with their dentist fear.
Your kids’ dentist can help you learn how to prevent cavities and how to care for your little ones’ teeth.
Work with a dentist who can offer additional tips and advice to keep your toddler and young child’s mouth healthy.
At Stevenson’s Dental Ark and the Dental Ark, we’re here to help you instill healthy dental habits in your child to protect their smile as they grow older.