Professional guide to children's dental care

At our dental clinic, we understand the importance of establishing oral care habits from infancy to promote healthy smiles throughout life. Here, we provide professional guidance on the care of children's teeth, detailing specific guidelines according to different stages of growth.

Stage 1: Infant Teething (0-2 years):

  • Daily Care: Wipe your baby's gums with a wet gauze after feedings.
  • First Brushing: Start brushing with a soft bristle brush and water when the first tooth appears.

Stage 2: Baby teeth (2-6 years):

  • Supervised Brushing: Supervise and assist in brushing with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste.
  • Visits to the Dentist: Schedule the first dental visit around the second birthday.

Stage 3: Transition (6-12 years):

  • Teaching Techniques: Teaches brushing and flossing techniques. Introduces the use of dental floss.
  • Dental Examinations: Schedule regular dental exams to detect potential problems early.

Stage 4: Adolescence (12+ years):

  • Independent Care: Encourages personal responsibility in oral care.
  • Orthodontics: Consider orthodontic evaluation to address alignment problems.

General Advice:

  • Balanced Diet: Encourage a diet rich in calcium and limit consumption of sugars to prevent tooth decay.
  • Protection: Use mouthguards during sports activities to prevent tooth injuries.

Importance of Prevention:

  • Dental sealants: Consider the application of sealants on the molars to protect against caries.
  • Fluoridation: Ensures adequate fluoridation to strengthen tooth enamel.

Encouraging Positive Habits:

  • Behavioral Modeling: Be a role model by showing enthusiasm for oral care.
  • Positive Rewards: Reinforce positive habits with praise and rewards.

At our clinic, we advocate comprehensive dental care from infancy. With this guide, we provide parents with the tools they need to encourage healthy habits from the earliest years, establishing a solid foundation for a lasting smile. Together, let's build a future of radiant smiles and optimal oral health!