Many patients ask us when is the ideal time to start dental hygiene care for their children now.
The answer is always the same, the dental health of children should start taking care at the time when the first tooth appears.
Also, we suggest that children’s teeth cleaned at least twice a day. Should routinely take the habit of brushing their teeth just before going to sleep and after breakfast.
Parents should teach their children to brush their teeth like a game, especially after two years, when most of the child’s teeth have come out.
Under adult supervision, they can start using a small amount of toothpaste.
It is important to use a specific toothbrush for children, small, soft, especially when they start out the first molars around 18 months. The brush must have a long straight handle, a thick grip for better handling by the child and soft bristles with rounded tips.
The toothpaste must be child, low fluorine content.
I hope these tips have been helpful.