Amazing dental tips from mommy blogger Jana Shami from @a.mother.journal after her visit with our Pediatric Dentist Dr Yasmin Kottait@a.mother.journal (@get_repost)
KIDS DENTAL CARE: I took Taym to @dryasminkottait a couple of months ago.After a chat with Dr. Yasmin, I wanted to share with you mommies some tips to apply when it comes dental care for your little ones
1•WHEN SHOULD YOU START CARING FOR YOUR CHILD'S TEETH?
Believe it or not, ideally as soon as they are born! After every meal(milk) make sure you wipe your baby's gums(with a damp towel or teeth wipes) to keep them bacterial free and maintain healthy gums for the teeth to grow into. brushing their teeth should start as soon as their first tooth is out.
2•WHAT TOOTHPASTE TO USE?
As much as I am a fan of natural toothpastes and organic ingredients for little ones, FLUORIDE is essential to protect their teeth from cavity. For kids 2Yrs+, look for 1,000ppm fluoride amount!
The softest and smallest one in size. Soft, because it will be gently on the gums and more flexible. Small, to match the size of their their tiny teeth! Electrical ones are great!
4•HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD THEY BRUSH?
Atleast twice and most importantly after meals and before bedtime
5• BABY BOTTLES & PACIFIERS: Using pacifiers and bottles should be stopped at the age of 2 years max because pacifiers cause kids to have crooked teeth as leave a gap in the front teeth. As for milk bottles they cause teeth decay especially if the kids have their bottle before bedtime without brushing their teeth afterwards.