Teeth: Dental Protection

Information is provided to protect your child’s teeth, including brushing, flossing, and going to the dentist.

How To Brush Your Baby’s Teeth

Eventually, your baby milk teeth grind, they come down from 6 to 12 years old and then permanent teeth come out. However, it is important that you keep your baby’s teeth clean. A baby needs teeth to eat, talk, and grow. If your child’s teeth are full, dirty, and broken, they need to be treated by a dentist.

If your child has a hole in the tooth and treatment is delayed, it can increase the pain and cause an infection. The infection can spread to the baby’s face and other parts of the body, making the baby very sick. Severe infections can cause permanent damage to your baby’s teeth, which are formed in the bone marrow of the baby’s teeth.

When Do You Start Brushing Your Baby’s Teeth?

Start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as possible. You need to make sure that the inside of your baby’s mouth is clean. Wipe gently with a lightly damp cloth. You can start using a toothbrush as soon as the baby’s first teeth appear.

Tooth Decay At An Early Age [Milk Bottle Syndrome]

Early childhood tooth decay [ECC] or tooth decay, also known as nursing bottle syndrome. ECC is a dangerous dental disease of newborns and older children. ECC is also produced from a bottle or breast milk, it is produced when the baby’s mouth is not kept clean, especially when sleeping at night.

Prevent ECC disease

  • Avoid giving your baby milk, formula, juice, or sweet syrup before going to bed at bedtime.
  • Before going to bed, put the baby in a bottle and drink plain water instead of a sweet drink.
  • Whenever you breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby, then brush your baby’s teeth. The last time you breastfed or bottle-fed your baby at night and the baby is about to sleep, gently brush his teeth. And clean the gums.
  • Never let your child walk around with a bottle or training cup full of freshwater, milk, or juice.
  • Never immerse your baby’s nipples in honey or sweets, give them plain nipples instead.


Most children get their nutritional needs from snacks. This is because their small stomach cannot afford to eat big food. Make sure to give your child healthy snacks throughout the day. Give sweets to the child only as a reward. Gently brush your baby’s teeth after each snack. When a child eats toothpaste, such as candy or fruits, it becomes even more important to clean the mouth and teeth. If the baby’s teeth are not cleaned after eating the snack, give him a glass of water to drink. Doing so will clear the sticky sugar from the teeth, and protect the teeth from worms.

Dental Protection After Taking Medicine

Some Maya medicines are rich in sugar ingredients. Brush your baby’s teeth after taking the medicine in the same way as you would after a snack.

Brushing Baby’s Teeth

It is important to brush your baby’s teeth twice a day. The best time to brush your teeth is to get up early in the morning and before going to bed at night. It is very important to brush before going to bed. This process kills germs that stick to the teeth overnight and cause tooth decay. In addition, you must brush your baby’s teeth after every meal or snack. If this is not possible, give the child a glass of plain water. So that the sugar ingredients get out of the teeth.

Brushing Baby without Your Help

The front, back, and tip of the tooth are such places. Where hollowness can easily occur. Therefore, it is important that these parts be kept clean. If your child is very young, you will need to help your child clean these parts. Most young children enjoy brushing their own hands. You should encourage the baby to move, but then you can clean the baby’s teeth well yourself.

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