We never know the worth of water till the well is dry – we all know this proverb. So, as teeth is an important part of our body, then we should take care of this. And when it comes to your baby, you should be sincere and careful.
By only keeping your baby’s teeth and mouth germ-free, you can make your baby’s teeth secure and elegant. But what if as a new mother you don’t know how to brush your baby’s teeth perfectly so that it does not harm the teeth? Then this is the perfect article for you! Here, I am going to tell about brushing baby’s teeth step by step including other important sides.
Selecting toothbrush and toothpaste
First, you need to pick a toothpaste and kids toothbrush which is better for kids teeth. When you are going to shopping these, take your kid with you in the mall because a little kid likes to choose his things. Let him select soft bristled brush and also it should be character themed. Or let him choose some, and then you pick the best from those. You better select well-known brand’s toothbrush. Then it comes to toothpaste, and you should know whether fluoride content is up to a baby teeth standard because fluoride helps to remove cavities. There is child’s flavor toothpaste available in the market. Select one as per your child’s taste.
Steps of brushing baby teeth
After selecting brush and paste, you are to know the steps of child brushing teeth.
For effective brushing, you need the pressure of two fingers worth. One tooth has three surfaces – cheek side, biting side, tongue side. You need to brush all the sides.
You can start with weak parts which recommended your child’s dentist (for example, enamel defect, cavity, etc.). These poor areas will get benefit from fluoride in the toothpaste. Otherwise, start with biting sides of teeth.
When brushing smiling side, maintain a 45-degree angle of the toothbrush with the mouth. Move your baby’s brush in a circular motion because it is the most suitable way of brushing. Make sure the gum lines are getting the touch of brush’s bristles. If you clean in the circle, then no gum lines will be missed. To encourage your baby in the circular method, you can sing a song at the time of brushing.
Place the toothbrush on the surface when brushing the biting side. And move the toothbrush back and forth. Also in a circular motion.
When brushing tongue side, make a 45-degree angle of the toothbrush. As of smiling side, move the brush in a circular motion. Here also you have to ensure that the bristles of the toothbrush are touching the gum lines. Tilt your baby’s brush vertically for reaching the front teeth’s tongue side. Mae gentle circles.
Then brush the tongue. It helps to get rid of bacteria and germs. You can use floss at first or last. Floss contributes to removing debris which usually takes place between teeth. You can also use floss sticks for removing debris.
As teeth is a precious element and for baby’s it is harder to maintain healthy teeth, you should give an extra care in these. It is must to brush two times a day, after waking up in the morning and before sleeping at night. But don’t forget to assist your kid when brushing. Never share your children’s toothbrush because it is harmful to your baby’s teeth. Keeping the brush clean is also an important thing. The whole procedure in steps is given here. So, let’s keep your baby’s teeth secured!