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How to clean your child’s teeth?

 clean your child's teeth

Tips to clean your child’s teeth:

* Before tooth eruption jaws rims clean with gauze or clean soft cloth wrapped around his forefinger. This practice can
continue until the appearance of the first four teeth. Finger cots may then be made with latex or small brushes for children. The best place for the hygiene of the mouth is the place where diapers are changed typically after bath to incorporate hygiene of the mouth to the rest of the body.

* From 9 to 12 months and eight anterior teeth erupted and as the dentition is complete chewing cycle stabilizes. When the upper and lower teeth touch, the muscles of the jaws begin to learn new roles, the first movements are irregular as those seen during the early stages of any motor skill.

* From 12 to 24 months continues the development and maturation of the masticatory system to be completed within 30 months with the presence of 20 teeth in the mouth. It is important to avoid foods containing high percentage of
carbohydrates, adhere to teeth and are slow release. Oral hygiene in this period is without toothpaste, just wet the brush with water. The most important cleaning is done before bedtime.

* From 2 to 5 years the child completed his teeth and all care will focus on prevention and early diagnosis of dental
and disorders in the masticatory system that prevent the normal growth and development of the jaws. The child used to introduce the toothbrush hygiene habit to six years but the brushing should be completed by parents or responsible adults, they do not have enough motor skills to make a correct elimination of microbes attached to the teeth.

Tooth Care

Tooth Care

The mouth fulfills vital functions in humans. It is the first contact with the outside world, all the nutrients pass through
it.  The expressions of joy and sadness, and speech sounds are  produced with the activity of the tongue, lips, cheeks and successively with the changes wrought by the eruption of teeth.

Oral hygiene is the most effective preventive measure during early childhood. At age 6 the first permanent molar erupts behind the baby molars,  without replacing any of the 20 teeth in the mouth. Often, if  there is no discomfort, neither parents nor the child perceive their eruption.

The lower front teeth (central incisors) will refill in the same period and the fall of the first baby tooth attracts the attention of the child and family group who shares his way to the permanent dentition.

Since its correct location in the dental arch is organized the rest of the permanent dentition.

The first consultation of the dentist should be made from 12 months to assess the risk in the oral health of children, intercept potential problems and advise parents on the prevention of disease. Most children reach almost all the features of swallowing mature between 12 and 15 months.

Children may be at high or low risk of dental disease. The oral health status of parents and / or caregivers has implications on children’s oral health. Remember that dental caries is a infeción produced by microbes that are transmitted by adults to share forks, blowing food, cleaning the pacifier in her mouth, test the temperature of the bottle or kissing on the mouth.