How to brush your child's teeth?

Usually, the first teeth appear in the child in 5-8 months, but begin to care for them should be before the start of the eruption.

Formed on the gums dental plaque containing mucus, food debris and bacteria. These plaques are considered a major cause of dental caries of deciduous teeth, remove them using a special brush for kids in the form of silicone.

Clean erupted teeth should be 1-2 times a day, children's brush with soft bristles, a special children's toothpaste. It is important from an early age to teach a child to daily brushing.

Why is it important to take care of baby teeth?
Despite the fact that over time the baby teeth are replaced by permanent, it is important to keep them healthy: baby tooth decay can negatively affect the germ of the permanent tooth.

Regular cleaning of the teeth and visit the dentist, early treatment can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

How to brush your child's teeth?
Dentists recommend brushing your teeth parents by the child until he learns to do it qualitatively (6-7 years), followed by up to 13 years on a daily basis to monitor how well he does it, and if necessary - trimmed them.

For maximum effect, you need to clean the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of the teeth of the baby. The outer and inner surfaces using the motion sweeps - the edge of the gum to the tooth (teeth thus purified top downwards, lower - upward). The rotational motion is used to massage the gums, chewing surface clean with horizontal movements.

Duration of cleaning milk teeth about two minutes. It should not be too hard to press on the brush so as not to damage the gums and tooth enamel.

Do I need to clean the tongue?
It is necessary to ensure that the child's language does not accumulate white coating, scrape it with a sterile bandage or a special float on the toothbrush. If plaque is not held, should consult a doctor: plaque may be a sign of incipient thrush. Yellow plaque may be a sign of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, such as reflux.
What a paste suitable for milk teeth?
Even before the first teeth can scrape plaque from the gums child soaked in boiled water from a natural fabric cloth or a brush-napalechnikom.

As long as the child learns to rinse your mouth with water, it is necessary to use children's toothpaste without fluoride (0-3 years) - it can swallow without danger to health.

After two years of a child usually knows how to rinse your mouth and swallow the paste, so you need to choose a toothpaste according to age. Baby toothpastes contain fewer active components, such as sodium lauryl sulfate, and coloring agents, but, respectively, and have the ability of cleaning paste child below.

Use a paste with parents is better to start after 14 years.

The child does not want to brush your teeth - what to do in this case?
Child can understand that you need to clean your teeth after a trip to the dentist and regular lectures from parents.
Also, the process must provide dentifrice in the form of a game. For example, put an hourglass for 1-3 minutes with the persuasion that the teeth should be cleaned only as long as it falls out sand.