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
diseases 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.