TEETH HYGIENE FOR CHILDREN
START BRUSHING THE TEETH AS SOON AS THEY APPEAR
As soon as the primer teeth appear, it is necessary to start with gentel brushing with soft toothbrush adapted for that age two times a day, after waking and before bedtime. If toothpaste is used, it must be low in fluorine and in small volume, not greater than the size of pea grain. For a baby up to 18 months, it is enough to wash the teeth with a soft toothbrush and water. Precautions are needed for the youngest in order to preserve still soft gums and limit the swallowing of the toothpaste.
Your child is younger than 6 months and you care that his gums will not tolerate the pressure of a toothbrush? Use a cotton gauze wrapped around the forefinger and dipped in water, and gently rub the gums and teeth to your baby.
With time, as the child grows and can properly hold a toothbrush (older than 3 years), encourage it to wash the teeth after each meal for at least 2 minutes and do not hesitate to show how it works (if forgets some parts, either not shaking water or not washed the mouth enough) in order to get healthy habits.