Children’s dental care. Children should brush their teeth with their parents until the age of 7. At 6-8 months, the first milk teeth begin to erupt. It is necessary to start the cleaning process with the emergence of milk teeth.
Inculcate the habit of brushing teeth in children
It is very important for children to acquire the habit of brushing their teeth, so that they will make dental care a habit. The proper amount of time that children should wait before eating is the reason why some children have not the habit of cleaning their teeth in their first 4-5 years. Also, the brushing may hurt the child’s gums and teeth.
Children who have poor dental hygiene, such as those who have been affected by oral diseases, should have their teeth brushed. Children who have experienced gum diseases or are very sensitive to dental problems should be advised to brush their teeth at least twice a day, especially during the first month. Children should be given the idea of brushing their teeth on a regular basis as they would be able to tell their mothers when the brushing habit has been forgotten. Children should be warned not to play with their teeth while brushing them.
Keep children away from sweet foods
Children should not be allowed to eat sweets such as sweets, gums and jelly on the day they start to eat food. Some children may not be willing to eat the food that they should eat because the sweets have already been digested in the stomach by some bacteria. If it has been too long since the child had their first mouthful of food, then they should be urged to have the food again.
Children with the habit of chewing or swallowing too much when they should have been chewing or swallowing too little in the first weeks of life is particularly hazardous to the teeth. It is recommended that children should only be allowed to eat small quantities of food when they are only a couple of months old. The problem may be so severe that the parents will refuse to feed their children more food.