Teach your child to drink water so they do not have cavities and stay healthy. Avoid sugary drinks such as grenadine, sodas or fruit juices that attack the tooth enamel. Do not let your child fall asleep with a baby bottle in his mouth that contains anything other than water as soon as his first tooth has appeared.
Teach your child to clean his teeth for a good oral hygiene. A good brushing of teeth lasts from 2 to 3 minutes and takes place at least twice a day. Until 9 years old, your child needs help to accomplish this important gesture. Do not forget to use a toothpaste adapted to his age.
If your child nibbles between meals, his teeth are continually in an acid environment that facilitates the development of cavities. Saliva takes up to two hours to return to a normal neutral pH to protect the teeth again. It is therefore not recommended to eat between meals.
Does your child like his pacifier or thumb/finger sucking? Accompany him to stop the use of the pacifier and the thumb before he turns three in order to limit the deformation of the jaws resulting from these bad habits.
Not all toothpastes contain the same fluoride content. Depending on the age of your child, the recommended fluoride dosage is different. Look at the information on the toothpaste’s box before buying it to choose the one that corresponds to your child:
Take as reference the size of your child’s little finger nail to apply the amount of toothpaste needed.
*European recommendations to find on souriez.be