Adequate and proper oral hygiene can become a challenge for children because their mobility is limited, at this time they are not aware of the importance of oral health. Therefore, teach your child how to take proper care of their teeth at home to make them good habits as well as to be aware of the importance of dental care.

1. Guidance on dental care for children at home

For children under 5 years old, parents are an important influence on their oral health. Children of different ages need to apply different ways to prevent dental diseases as well as guide them to take care of their teeth at home. Let’s go to Flora Dentistry to get to know your parents!

  • From 6 to 8 months old

Your baby has started growing the first baby teeth on his jaw. At this age, besides breastfeeding and eating miles for supplements as well as nutrition. Breast milk is the best mouthwash for your baby at this time.

  • Ages 2-3 years old

The milk teeth in turn grow on the jaw. At this time, parents begin to guide the baby, applying gentle brushing to create good habits for the baby and this is also a way to take care to clean the baby’s teeth.

  • Choose a brush: Small brush, soft type and best quality.
  • Toothpaste: Choose a type of toothpaste containing Flour with fruit flavors such as Strawberry, Orange, … To stimulate your baby’s interest.
  • Brushing instructions: Hold a brush with your finger, similar to a pen position. Move the brush gently vertically from top to bottom. Let the brush angle fit the young gums at a 45-degree angle.
  • Child stages from 3 to 6 years old

At the age of 3-4 years, the process of teething milk teeth ends with the full appearance of 20 teeth on the jaw. At this time, your baby can brush his teeth on his own, parents only need to monitor and maintain the habit of brushing his teeth twice a day in the morning and evening before going to bed.

  • Parents should buy a fruit-flavored toothpaste, which contains fluoridation to prevent tooth decay. The soft hair brush has an animal shape to make your baby more enjoyable when brushing his teeth. Change your brush every six months.
  • Parents teach children to rinse their mouths with filtered water after eating sweets and drinking milk so as not to get cavities.
  • The process of brushing your baby’s teeth, parents should observe and check if the baby is worth following the steps: Brush the outside along with the teething direction vertically, the face chews back and forth horizontally, brushes the face vertically. And rub the tongue gently, since cleaning the tongue is also a very important part.
  • Physiological saline or mouthwash is recommended after brushing your teeth to increase the effectiveness of cleaning, fragrant oral cavity.
  • Child stages from 6 to 9 years old

  • This is the age at which babies start replacing their teeth and teething permanently. Parents continue to monitor and observe the baby when cleaning his teeth. Regularly check your baby’s teeth to see if abnormal pathologies such as cavities, wobbly teeth, and teeth sprouts are raised to promptly take him to the dentist.
  • Ideal time for your baby to brush his teeth now: 2-3 minutes.

Flossing is recommended for children at this stage to clean the teeth to avoid tooth decay when using toothpicks, parents should create this habit for the baby.

How to take care of your baby's teeth.

2. The benefits of taking care of your baby’s teeth

  • Minimizing diseases such as cavities, gingivitis, osteomyelitis …
  • Stimulate eating, support digestion for the baby
  • Baby pronunciation easy
  • Give your baby a beautiful tooth.
  • Make sure your teeth grow in the right place.