If you are willing to spend more time on your kid’s teeth, parents can use clean wipes or gauze to clean the kid’s gums every day before the kid has teeth.
And when the kid’s first tooth grows out, parents can use a toothbrush to brush the kid’s teeth. At the beginning, you can use a finger toothbrush first.
Here are a few key points for choosing a kid toothbrush:
- Use a toothbrush specially designed for children
Because children’s oral cavity is in the development stage, it is relatively fragile compared with adult oral environment. In terms of national standards, the standards for children’s toothbrushes are also stricter than those for adult toothbrushes.
Therefore, it is necessary for children to use a special toothbrush for children. kids toothbrushes are conducive to cultivating children’s good brushing habits from an early age and achieving the purpose of preventing tooth decay.
Compared with an adult toothbrush, the brush head of a children’s toothbrush should be small and flexible so that it can penetrate deep into the mouth and clean each tooth surface. Therefore, toothbrushes for children require smaller and thinner brush heads, thinner bristles, and narrower bristle surfaces, which are convenient for babies with smaller mouths and immature gums. In addition, children’s toothbrushes need to be selected according to different age groups. Some toothbrushes are designated as suitable for the eruption period of deciduous teeth, the period of deciduous teeth, and the mixed period of deciduous and permanent teeth; some are marked as suitable for children of different ages.
- Pay attention to the safety of combing
The brush heads of toothbrushes are generally divided into 3 categories, namely flat hair type, special-shaped hair type and sharpened wire type. Electric toothbrushes generally use flat or special-shaped brush heads, because they are ordinary rounded bristles, which have greater shear stress than sharpened wire bristles, so the cleaning effect is better.
- Brush teeth at least twice a day
If your kid want to have healthy teeth and gums, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, and use an appropriate amount of fluoride-containing toothpaste with a soft-bristled, fine-headed toothbrush each time you brush your teeth.
When brushing your teeth, clean each tooth and each tooth surface thoroughly in sequence, brushing the outside of the teeth first, then the inside and chewing surface, and finally the back of the last tooth (Path brushing method). Remember to take your travel toothbrush for outdoor activities.
- Regular dental checkups
It is recommended that mothers take their kids to a dental clinic for a dental check-up within six months of their kid’s first tooth erupting. After that, it is best to have a dental check-up at least once a year.
If parents want to choose an electric toothbrush for their children, which one should they choose? Try to choose an electric toothbrush with a small head, soft bristles, and rounded ends. The toothbrush should have a timing and reversing reminder function to remind children to change the brushing position in time to avoid tooth and gum damage caused by staying in the same position for too long. In terms of the choice of bristles, children’s electric toothbrushes are also particular. You should try to choose delicate and soft bristles for children to reduce the risk of brushing wear and tear. In addition, children’s hands are not flexible enough, and the toothbrush handle requires a better grip, which is generally soft, short and fat. Electric toothbrushes are convenient and have strong cleaning power. Babies can start using electric toothbrushes to clean their mouths under the supervision of their parents, and develop a good habit of scientific dental care.