What can I do for my baby’s oral health?

Here are some things you need to know about the oral health of your baby.

  • The same germs that cause caries in your mouth can spread to your baby’s. Don’t place in your mouth baby’s goods, as toys, spoons, feeding bottles or pacifiers since germs can be transmitted by yourself.
  • The eruption of “deciduous teeth” or “baby teeth” usually begins within six months old and ends approximately between 2 and 3 years old, although it is completely normal for a 9-12 months child that any teeth has come out yet.
    When the tooth is prepared to erupt, gum usually inflames. Your baby may drool more and be irritable and restless. Giving your baby a teether helps to calm him down since he will feel itchiness or desires to stimulate that area.
  • Clean your baby´s gums and teeth with a clean gauze or a baby tooth brush after breastfed o feeding. This helps to eliminate sugars found in milk which can cause tooth decay. If you feed your infant through a bottle, try to stop it when he or she reaches one year of age. Avoid giving your baby bottles or pacifiers at naptime or bedtime. Sucking from a bottle while lying can damage baby’s teeth. Just as in adults sugars are metabolized by bacteria in dental plaque, producing acids which attack the tooth enamel of your child, causing cavities.

NEVER improve the pacifier with sweet food as sugar or honey. Neither offer him a bottle with sugared or acid drinks (milk with sugar, bottled juices, sugared water or water with honey) and even less before bedtime because your child may develop “Baby bottle syndrome” that would destroy his teeth in a dramatic way.

  • Every baby should visit the dentist among 1 or 2 years old. Your dentist in bartel dental will look after your baby’s mouth, making sure that there is no problem. Your dentist will also show you how to take care of the kid’s mouth and teeth.
  • Talk to your odontologist about the best options of water for kids. Fluos is good for their teeth. But too much Fluor (in water) can damage tooth enamel development in children.

 

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