As a parent you are probably already laughing at the idea of washing your baby’s mouth.
It will be difficult at the start but it is something that they can get use to. Also, if you start young this will better prepare them for the toddler years when they get to learn how to do it themselves.
Speaking of toddlers, it is especially important to instill good dental hygiene skills as soon as they begin eating more solid food than not. Using a toothbrush, teaching them how, will help to rid particles and plaque more efficiently from the teeth. This is the time when flossing should come into play as well. Around the age of 15 months and up to 3 years is the time to schedule your child’s first dentist appointment. In fact, if your infant has sprouted teeth by the age of 6 months it might be necessary to schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist sooner. Even if there are no problems are concerns it won’t hurt to have an expert look over your infant’s growing teeth just to determine if everything is developing the way it should.
It is a simple thing to ensure your baby’s dental health. Proper care and a healthy diet are the two main keys to this. Low alkaline foods (they will produce less acid: the number one cause of tooth decay) and a routine brushing schedule followed by check-ups with your dentist will set your little one up for a lifetime of pearly smiles. Keep in mind of course that this doesn’t take into account parental history (extra acid production in the saliva can be inherited) and of course the various childhood trials and tribulations. Still, with the right preparation your child will have all he or she needs to combat whatever comes his way in this regard. So, start brushing baby teeth as soon as you think about them.