A small child cannot control the way they will chew. In most cases, they are going to put their fingers in their mouth and start to bite on the cheek or the gum. You might be wondering what you should do about this. This is why it is very important to teach your toddler good oral hygiene habits. It is also extremely important to take proper care of your teeth. You will not want to have to visit the dentist very often and you can rest assured knowing that your child has strong healthy teeth from early childhood.
A child that does not get their teeth cleaned as soon as they begin to chew on something is more likely to suffer from tooth decay. The sooner that you begin to clean the better. Teeth that begin to rot are the hardest to replace. Once a tooth begins to rot the remaining teeth in that area become susceptible to the acid produced by the decay. This weakens the teeth and increases the chance of them falling out.
If you notice your toddler’s teeth starting to fall out, you need to act quickly. This may cause your child to become upset and angry. In order to ease her anger, you may want to take her to the doctor. If it is not possible to take her to the doctor, you can try to remove the decayed tooth as soon as you can.
Once your toddler starts to feel better, you can begin to teach her to use a good toothbrush. There are many different types of toddler toothbrushes. Most of them are made from foam. Foam is very good at cleaning your toddler’s teeth without harming her gums. You can also try using a brush with hard bristles.
If you choose to use a hard bristle toothbrush you will want to make sure it is made from natural bristles. The bristles should be soft enough for her to feel comfortable brushing with. Be sure to let her trial this new toothbrush before you buy it. If she has any doubts about how to use it, you can show her how to use a toothbrush. If she wants to stop brushing altogether while you are teaching her, that is fine, but you should keep her hydrated so she does not dry her mouth on brushing.
If you are going to teach your toddler how to brush her own teeth, you may want to purchase a simple set of infant toothpaste. These are generally designed to help children between the ages of one and nine months old. It is important to note that if you give your child an infant toothbrush, you may want to purchase an infant toothbrush holder to keep her toothbrush safe and in place. It is also a good idea to get a cup to put the toothbrush in while your toddler is learning to use it. Just make sure it fits her mouth well and does not tip over, as toddlers may reach for anything they feel like sucking on to finish off their last toothbrush meal.
After your toddler has been using her infant toothpaste for a while, it will become easier for her to remember to put it in her mouth and to brush it. You may want to recommend that she start out by brushing with a soft-bristle toothbrush. You can then guide her towards a harder bristle toothbrush as she gets used to brushing. After a month or two, you can introduce a children’s toothbrush that has more bristles. Again, be sure to let your toddler know how often to put the toothpaste in her mouth and how often to brush her teeth.
Teeth chipping is something that many toddlers do naturally. However, if your toddler is getting older, it is likely that she has begun to develop problems with her teeth. If you notice that she is constantly breaking or chipping her teeth, you should take her to see her dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist will be able to determine whether there are any dental issues that need to be dealt with. Remember that it is not unusual for a toddler to have some tooth decay as she gets older, so it is important to ensure that her gums and teeth are healthy and strong.