Written by Editorial Team
Oh! Gone are the days when your baby’s morning yawn meant bliss. Once your toddler starts eating foods similar to you, his beautiful set of teeth has the potential to have same problem like yours – plaque, decay and bad breath to name a few.
So, this is a good time to think about oral hygiene to ensure his pearly whites remain, well, pearly white! Though it is strongly suggested to massage a baby’s gum with a clean washcloth even when she does not have teeth, once she does sprout some, it is highly essential to pay attention to oral care.
Easily said than done though. Many toddlers do not like the idea of an external object inserted into their mouth and moved around. They definitely do not like it when the same routine is repeated twice a day. So how do you do it without forcing or holding your child tight – resulting in him hating the experience even more?
These tips might help:
Your child should see the dentist by his first birthday, as lot of oral problems can be avoided by taking early preventive measures. If your child hates to brush, you need to be firm and let him know very clearly that he does not have a choice.
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