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.
Gently brush each tooth in a circular
you choose, gently brush each tooth in a circular ‘scrub’ motion, keeping the
bristles aiming down towards where the tooth and gum meet. Be careful to only
use a pea-sized amount of baby toothpaste – this is important because babies
tend to swallow most of it!
Finally, gently wipe the surface of the tongue as this can harbor the bacteria that cause tooth decay but be careful not to venture too far back or you may cause your baby discomfort. At first cleaning your baby’s teeth can be a messy process. In time it will get easier as you become more confident and you are both able to relax. But in the meantime be prepared for it to get messy! Have a damp muslin or flannel at the ready to wipe away excess dribbles and toothpaste from the chin.
As we all know, brushing alone can only get clean tooth surfaces-mainly the front side of the teeth, the posterior teeth and with some effort, the upper side of the teeth, the ‘ biting ‘ side. But the horizontal sides of the teeth, the sides through which the teeth are connected to one another on their respective lines don’t get cleaned with your toothbrush, unless you have huge inter-tooth spaces like a cat. In normal situations the teeth are so tightly put together than the space between them does not allow the penetration of the toothbrush, during normal brushing of the teeth. This makes this an ideal hiding place for the space bacteria, which get sustenance from food particles there are also presented. It is through the dental floss that this space can get cleaned up. On the contrary, without FLOSS regularly, this space between teeth goes a-cleaned, making it ideal for concealment of pathogens that destruction of the latter wreck on your dental health.
The benefits of flossing, dental are many. May be beneficial in preventing tooth decay. In fact, given sugary diets today, it’s almost guaranteed that suffer from dental decay at some point if you choose to depend on ordinary tooth-brushing alone and not the dental floss regularly. FLOSS can also be useful in combating halitosis. The food that is lodged between teeth, in places that are not accessible with the toothbrush (and bacteria supports) are often enough to cause a stench in someone’s mouth. This explains the situations where brush your teeth thoroughly after each meal and still end up with a stench in your mouth.
Dental floss also will go a long way towards preventing gum disease. People who FLOSS their teeth almost inevitably end up struggling with various gum diseases. Some people have also tried to show a relationship between flossing habits and longevity, and it’s not hard to see how beneficial it can be. So, after I heard of all these benefits of flossing and after seeing importing it, you may find yourself inclined to start on it. It is at this point that you might find yourself wondering as to what, exactly, that you need to get started in dental treatment.
Surprisingly, there’s just something tangible that is necessary to start in dental treatment. What is dental floss, a string-like substance that is past the gaps between your teeth, to constitute the process known as dental floss?
There are two intangible things; you’ll need to get started in dental floss. The first of these is time to FLOSS teeth. Not a lot of time, and if you care about your health, you should be able to create pretty easily the few minutes required for dental floss. The second thing you must to immaterial start working on dental floss is technical know-how on how to go about it properly. Once again, if you care about your health, this shouldn’t be too difficult for you.