Regardless of whether you are caring for a child, you are a first-time father or mother of five, you should brush your baby’s teeth for 11 months twice a day, even if they are not yet completely out of gums. Baby teeth are the primary teeth. This means that those teeth will fall out to give way to permanent teeth. However, this does not mean that these teeth should not be brushed and treated with the same care as permanent teeth.
- Choose a baby toothbrush with extra soft bristles and small head. You can buy this type of toothbrush in pharmacies or supermarkets. Avoid buying adult toothbrushes or toothbrushes for children with medium or hard bristles.
- Brush your baby’s teeth without toothpaste until he’s 2 years old, according to “Parenting Magazine.” If you cannot bear the idea of not using toothpaste when brushing your baby’s teeth, use fluoride-free children’s toothpaste as they can be swallowed safely.
- Gently massage your baby’s teeth with the toothbrush, make circular movements and pay special attention to the front, back and side of each tooth. Clean your gums with a damp paper towel where teeth have not yet grown.
- Give your child a sip of water to rinse your mouth. No problem if I swallow it.
Brush your baby’s teeth every morning after breakfast and every night before bedtime.