It is imperative to teach your child how to properly brush your teeth!
But what to do when you, as a parent, do not know the rules of brushing children’s teeth?
Basic rules for caring for children’s teeth:
- It is important to choose the right toothbrush for your child – the bristles should be soft and the head of the toothbrush should cover no more than 2 teeth.
- The handle of the brush should be comfortable to hold in the hands of a child and a parent who will be brushing their teeth.
- The toothpaste needs to be tasty, especially for young children, so that the child will enjoy brushing their teeth. The composition of the toothpaste will help you choose a pediatric dentist or hygienist.
There are several techniques for brushing your teeth, but more often than not, children find it easier to brush their teeth as if you were sweeping them.
Brush the upper teeth with movements from top to bottom, so that the remnants of food from under the gums come out, and the lower ones – from bottom to top.
It is imperative to clean the inner surface of the teeth, which is more difficult to clean than the outer.
Finally, you need to clean the chewing surface of all teeth with horizontal and circular motions.
Older children are advised to clean the interdental spaces with special floss sticks.
Children with orthodontic appliances in the oral cavity may need additional items and hygiene products:
- interdental brushes (brushes)
- monobunched brush
- irrigator and others.
The child must brush his teeth himself, but it is important to help the baby complete the cleansing, because he is not yet independent enough to perform the entire procedure efficiently.
The American Pediatric Dentistry Association recommends brushing a child’s teeth before the age of 12.
At the New Smile dental clinic in Kiev specialists will advise you and tell you about the proper care of your child’s teeth!👌🏻