WHEN TO WASH THE BABY'S TEETH
A question that parents may have about their children’s teeth is when is the right time to brush our baby’s teeth.
It may sound simple, but if you don’t know the technique well, brushing could break your head. First of all, you shouldn’t brush your baby’s mouth if it doesn’t have teeth yet. When the first teeth start to come out is when we should start. A mini brush that is made of nylon bristles should be used. Silicone mitts do not work and do not clean as they say on the packaging.
That the brush head is small to be able to clean all teeth well. About toothpaste. The Spanish Society of Pediatric Dentistry recommends the use of fluoridated paste of 1000 to 1450 ppm. Pay attention to the amount of fluoride it contains on the container. If it contains less than the amount I mention, then it will not work.
And a small amount about the size of a grain of rice will suffice. Your baby’s teeth should be brushed twice a day. Using a manual brush, instead of an electric one. Something very important is that you should not get nervous. Try to make it something pleasant for the baby. You could try singing a song about brushing your teeth.
The recommended age for your child to start brushing their teeth is only 6 years old. Sure, with supervision. You don’t want to find toothpaste figures everywhere.