General health care of the newly born baby is so important for the child. For parents it’s necessary to take all the preventive step for child health. Previously in the blog “Gums and Moms – taking care of your gums during pregnancy” we discuss oral care for the mother during the pregnancy so now Here are some tips for oral health care of your baby which definitely help you in prevent the early childhood oral problems. Why Baby’s oral care  matters Food and beverages mix with bacteria to form a sticky substance on teeth called plaque. Bacteria in the plaque make acid that eats away the tooth hard coating(enamel). Cleaning Tips Baby teeth are placeholders for permanent adult teeth. Without healthy baby teeth, adult teeth can develop issues and the child can have trouble talking and eating. Baby teeth should be brushed with a soft bristled toothbrush with a tiny head. Use only a moist toothbrush at first, but as teeth emerge more fully, use only a tiny amount of toothpaste about the pea size. Make gentle rounded strokes around, in front and behind teeth. Encourage the child not to swallow and instruct them to spit out the toothpaste. Between the ages of 6 – 12 months, children will begin to eat more solid foods. Their drinks are distributed more by cup than bottle. This helps the sugars wash down the throat as opposed to lingering in the mouth around the bottle nipple. Bottles can cause a lot of damage to the teeth if they are used too much. BG1 You Can Keep Your Child Comfortable With These Tips Your baby may seem inconsolable while teething but here are some things you can do to soothe and ease their pain:
  • Massage their gums. The counter pressure of your finger helps ease teething pain.
  • Use teething rings or toys. Even a simple chilled washcloth will work. Chewing soothes the baby as counter pressure relieves pain. When chilling toys or rings, remember to refrigerate instead of freeze.
Relieve pain. Talk to your dentist about pain relief if your little one seems to be having a more difficult time. Appropriate dosage of acetaminophen may be beneficial during especially painful teething episodes. Avoid teething medications that contain the pain reliever benzocaine.    To know more, Contact US Dental now, +91-8980623275. or visit –      Smile begins when healing begins!

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