When buying a toothbrush, first look at the size of the brush head. The brush head is generally slightly smaller to ensure that it can rotate flexibly in the mouth. Children with small mouths require smaller brush heads. In general, the size of the brush head should be determined according to each individual’s situation, and factors such as the size of the mouth, the degree of mouth opening, and personal habits need to be comprehensively considered. There is no uniform standard.
When teaching babies to brush their teeth, they should pay attention to reminding them to clean 3 tooth surfaces: the inner surface, the outer surface, and the horizontal chewing surface. Also, pay special attention to cleaning the rear molars (lingual side) and upper molars (buccal side), as these are the areas your baby tends to miss most when brushing. You can also use the baby finger toothbrush to make everything easier.
Among them, how to choose a good toothpaste and toothbrush is also very important for the baby’s oral care, which is a powerful weapon for the baby to fight against tooth decay!
Selection and use of toothpaste
It is necessary to choose special toothpaste for children. Some mothers try to save time and let their children use their toothpaste. This is very dangerous, because the fluoride content in adult toothpaste is high, and children often swallow part of it when brushing their teeth, which is easy cause poisoning over time.
It is best not to use mint-flavored toothpaste because most children cannot accept this strong pungent taste.
Pay attention to remind children not to swallow toothpaste. Most children are relatively receptive to fruit-flavored children’s toothpaste. Parents must not forget to remind their children that this is not a real fruit and cannot be eaten.
If the child can’t accept the taste of toothpaste when they first practice brushing their teeth, they can temporarily replace it with boiled water, but parents must not use raw water, because the child will drink it unknowingly.