The oral hygiene in children under two years

It is important to know that our primary dentition is fully formed at birth. Primary teeth are simply hidden under the gums, to start pushing age six months and complete their eruption to about three years. Of course, enjoy healthy teeth starts with healthy gums. This is why parents must meet certain oral hygiene in their child.

From birth to the age of six months, just gently rub your baby’s gums with a damp towel after each feeding. This will remove the sticky film (plaque), which damages the teeth. When teeth begin to emerge, simply clean them with a toothbrush with soft bristles. The amount of toothpaste should be limited to the size of a pea, and you must ensure that your child expels all after brushing.

The first dental visit should ideally take place before the first birthday of the child. Subsequent consultations must take place every 6 months.