How do kids prevent tooth decay, gingivitis and other problems?
As soon as your baby’s first teeth start to appear you should start brushing them twice a day with a toothbrush specially designed for babies little mouths. Babies accept things that are familiar to them, so do let them hold a brush, without toothpaste, to get used to the feel of it, but don’t be surprised if they start brushing their teeth, their hair, and even their favorite toy with it! Letting your baby watch you brush your teeth will also help encourage them to see it as a normal daily routine not to be scared of. The easiest way to brush your baby’s teeth is by sitting them comfortably on your lap. A specially designed toothbrush for babies should be used as it will have super soft bristles and a small head that will allow you to get to those hard to reach parts of the mouth more easily and comfortably. If it’s still proving too difficult even with a baby brush and they only have a few teeth you could try using a bit of clean muslin wrapped around your finger at first.