A Checklist To Make Sure Your Child’s Oral Health Is Spotless
Getting your child in the routine of maintaining good oral health is a must and starting at a young age is best
16 October 2018
As a parent of a little one, making sure they adopt all the necessary health habits is an essential part of your parenting
By creating a good foundation for your children to learn all the must-do steps to maintaining a good hygiene is actually creating a good foundation for their future.
No matter what their age might be, getting them in the routine will make it easier for them to adopt a good sentiment towards good health – and especially their oral health.
From showing them how it should be done to incorporating more healthy foods and less processed foods, these are important steps to promote healthy teeth and gums for their future.
And as they get older, brushing their teeth becomes a well-learnt technique from the time they were young – so you won’t have to worry about their oral health anymore.
To promote good oral health for your infants, toddlers or young children – here is the ultimate checklist to care for their teeth.
- Use a washcloth to gently wipe your baby’s gums
- You can start this early even before the teeth have started to show
- Make sure your child is eating healthy and nutritious food
- Give your baby lots of milk to ensure they’re receiving vitamin D (good for bones and teeth)
- Avoid toothpaste with fluoride until the age of 2
- Use teething rings to help with teething pain
- Start a teeth brushing routine by the age of 2 years old
- Don’t put too much tooth paste – teach them to use a moderate pea size amount
- Teach your child not to swallow the toothpaste
- Choose a tooth brush suitable for your child
- Ask a dentist which tooth brush type is good for toddler teeth
- Teach your child to start from the inside out, while brushing slowly and gently
- Incorporate a teeth brushing routine before going to bed and first thing in the morning
For young children
- Your child should have an adopted brushing routine by now
- Continue to check up and encourage brushing and flossing regularly
- Almost make sure your child isn’t engage in confrontational sporting activities with a mouth guard
- Promote healthy teeth and gums by healthy eating
- Take them to the dentist regularly