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Tips to take care of your baby’s teeth


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When it is about oral care, toddler’s teeth are as important as adult teeth, because good, healthy teeth will make a way for good healthy adult teeth. Usually, kids get involved in exploring the new world around them and discovering different ways to play that they hardly bothered to stand still long enough to clean their teeth or keeping up with a recommended toddler dental care routine.

 

So, this is the time when parents have to take care of their baby’s teeth for healthier teeth in their adulthood. 

 

Given below are some tips to keep your baby’s teeth healthy:

 

·         Regular dental checkup

Early preventive cares can reduce your dentist bill as well as the discomfort you will experience later. You should take the child to the dentist by his first birthday. A Recent report shows that the cost of dental care reduces by almost 40% if children see a dentist by age 5.

 

·         Teach good habits

Brushing is important to step for oral care. Before your baby gets teeth, use water on a soft toothbrush or a soft washcloth to clean your baby’s teeth.

After the appearance of your baby’s teeth, brush two times a day with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.

 

·         Prevent ‘baby bottle decay’

Avoid putting your baby down for a nap with a bottle of formula, juice, or milk. Sugary liquids stick to your baby’s teeth, nourishing bacteria that can lead to cavities or tooth decay. 

If it is important to give a child a bottle for a nap, let the bottle contain only water.

 

·         Cut down on juice

Juice is considered as a healthy day long choice for a drink, but it can cause tooth decay or cavities.

Give your child just 4 ounces of 100% fruit juice a day. Sugary drinks and foods should be given along with meals, and juice as a treat.

 

·         Limited use of Sippy cup

A sippy cup can help kids to get used to a glass and give up on the bottle. But prolong usage of a sippy cup can lead to decay on the back of the front teeth if the drinks are sugary.

 

·         Break up with pacifier by age 2-3

Various good reasons are there to let your kid use a pacifier, but long-term use can affect the teeth line up and can also change the shape of the mouth.