Currently, many young children do not have dental care habits and have not been taught by their parents how to take care of their teeth properly and effectively, which leads to a high rate of cavities between 3 and 8 years old. If parents teach their children how to properly care for their teeth and get into the habit of brushing their teeth every day, this can help prevent tooth decay and dental diseases in children effectively. 
  Oral hygiene for children should be carried out as soon as they have their first teeth growing. So how old can children brush their teeth? How should I clean my children's teeth beforehand? Please refer to the information below of, it will help you answer some questions to improve your "baby" care experience. 

1. What problems can children without proper oral hygiene have? 

  For babies who are less than months old, during the period when they are only teething baby teeth, after a while it will fall out and replace with permanent teeth later, although this is the case, but oral hygiene during the time when baby teeth are still very important. With good and proper hygiene, it will reduce tooth decay, it will make it easier for children to learn to speak and chew food, and also help shape permanent teeth to grow in the right place, ensuring better bite and aesthetic factors. 

  Therefore, young children should be supported by their parents with early oral hygiene from the moment they have their first baby teeth. At the same time, when children begin to brush their own teeth and have cognitive abilities, parents should also patiently teach children about the importance of dental hygiene, which will also raise children's awareness of daily oral hygiene. This will help children avoid tooth decay and gingivitis that causes painful pains, affecting the chewing process and other activities of the child. 

  In addition, parents should also observe the teeth of their young children, if the child shows signs of tooth decay, gingivitis or crowded teeth, in addition to brushing their teeth, the child should be taken to a medical facility early. These dental pathologies that are not treated well can cause cosmetic problems that make children self-conscious when they grow up, and more seriously, these signs can cause dangerous complications such as: lymphadenitis, inflammation around the tooth stalk, osteoarthritis,... 

2. How old can children brush their teeth? 

  For babies who are less old and have not yet teethed, you must not neglect dental care. Just before your baby teeth, use a cloth, a clean swab or specialized tools, preferably silicone ones, to rub your baby's gums after eating, or sucking milk. Doing this will help the child adapt to the feeling of the gums being stimulated and rubbing, removing the bacteria attached to the gums. Regularly helping children clean their gums will make them feel less pain at the time of teething. Moreover, when the first teeth grow up, children will adapt to scrubbing their teeth after eating, and it is also easier to use a toothbrush. 

  Babies from 8 months of age have started teething baby teeth or earlier, at this time it is necessary to start oral hygiene for children but should not use a toothbrush. It is still recommended to use clean towels or specialized brush tools from silicone with soft and round infant bristles for oral hygiene. Parents should clean their children's teeth in the morning, evening and after eating. Parents absolutely do not use toothpaste because the child's teeth have not developed enough to withstand its antiseptic properties. 

  When children are 1-2 years old, their baby teeth have grown quite a lot, parents can already brush their children's teeth. At the same time, parents also need to choose a specialized soft brush to avoid hurting their children's gums. 

  When children are 3-6 years old, children can brush their teeth by themselves, parents should guide and create a habit for children to brush their teeth every day under the guidance and supervision of adults. This stage is an important stage when the baby teeth are fully erect, the first teeth also begin to fall out to replace the teeth permanently. At the same time, during this time, children can use toothpaste with a flour content of 500-1000ppm, when brushing their teeth, they should not give too much cream each time, just a sufficient amount of a pea and instruct them not to swallow. 

  Children from 6 to 9 years old have memorized and implemented the habit of brushing their teeth daily, but parents should still check to make sure children brush their teeth regularly and properly. 

     At all stages, parents should instruct children to brush their teeth at least 2 times a day in the morning and evening, not to use toothpaste until the time they are 3 years old.

3. Issues to keep in mind when teaching children to brush their teeth. 

  When teaching children to brush their teeth daily, parents need to be aware of some of the following issues: 

3.1. Choose the right toothpaste. 

  On the market, there are many types of toothpaste for young children with different ingredients, effects and special tastes, with young children parents should try to buy a variety of creams to know which ones to like and annoy with which ones, this makes children not obsessed with brushing their teeth daily and let brushing also become a joy. fun for her.

  In addition, there is an equally important thing, parents should choose toothpaste containing Xylitol and Active Fluoride to fight tooth decay, which is also safe if accidentally swallowed by children. 

3.2. Choosing the right toothbrush.

  In addition to choosing toothpaste, toothbrushes also need to be carefully selected, give preference to soft brushes with small round heads, long brush necks for children to easily manipulate and clean the deep teeth in the jaw better. Also, if your child is interested in colorful dolls, supermans or animals, why not give him a brush shaped like a character or favorite animal so that he is more interested in brushing his teeth. 

     It is important to recall that parents need to remember to choose a soft toothbrush to avoid hurting the child, causing the child to become scared and not like to brush his teeth anymore. 

3.3. Guide children to brush their teeth properly.

  During daily brushing of their teeth, parents should be around to make sure the child brushes their teeth properly. If your child brushes his teeth with discomfort, pain, or bleeding, the interstitials have not been cleaned, which means he is brushing his teeth the wrong way. If you see this, parents need to teach children how to brush their teeth correctly to create a habit for children from a young age. 

  The correct way to brush your teeth for young children is to place a gentle brush, the bristles of which fit snugly against the surface of the teeth. Using force to brush each group of teeth in a circular shape (2-3 times each), the brushing time of each time lasts about 2-3 minutes is suitable. 

3.4. Divide the brushing schedule for children.

  Young children should brush their teeth regularly 2 times a day, the right time is the morning after waking up and the evening before going to bed, parents should try to let them brush their teeth at a fixed time of the day, this helps them know when they need to brush their teeth, And with this habit, the child may be self-aware that he will have to brush his teeth at that time even without parental supervision.

4. What do you do to get your child interested in brushing their teeth and create a daily brushing routine for them? 

  Children can create a daily brushing habit that will bring a lot of health benefits, but what constitutes a daily habit for children is really not easy, because brushing is a difficult action, not causing excitement but also causing discomfort and nausea when putting the brush in the mouth. 

  In order for children to understand and create this habit, parents should patiently and gently explain to children the role of daily brushing and the harm if not done well. 

  In addition, to create excitement for children to brush their teeth every day, the following simple ways can be applied: 

    • Praise after children brush their teeth: Children love to be complimented, which makes them happier and will have an interest in brushing their teeth regularly. 

    • Brush your teeth with your child: Parents should spend time with their children brushing their teeth, this helps parents monitor whether their children have brushed their teeth properly, and parents can also help their children increase their interest and excitement by creating challenges for children such as: who brushes their teeth cleaner, more properly, and breathes more fragrantly. 

    • Show children images of deep, dull teeth due to being lazy to brush their teeth to have the motivation to brush their teeth daily, possessing clean bright white teeth. Also try telling your kids stories about the harms of not brushing your teeth regularly and the benefits of brushing regularly, which you can think for yourself or refer to online. 

5. Specialized tools for oral hygiene for children according to age. 

  For babies under 12 months old, you should use soft towels, clean gauze pads or specialized infant hygiene tools to clean your baby's teeth. 

  You should try looking at silicone dental hygiene tools. If you don't know, silicone is an extremely safe material for young children and durable over time. (If you don't know, read our previous article to know what silicone is and its safety). 

5.1 Finger brushes. 

  Children are very fond of things that stick on their fingertips. It feels like a toy they can play with. And with a finger brush, it's easy to fool them and make each brushing more enjoyable. 

  Children under 1 year old do not have the ability to clean their teeth, so a silicone finger toothbrush is the best solution to help parents both clean their teeth and gently massage the gums during the teething period. 

    • Material: Made of high-quality silicon, soft, no unpleasant odor, does not contain BPA or other harmful substances, ensuring absolute safety for your baby's health. 

    • Design: The silicone finger toothbrush is smartly designed for mom to insert her fingers and brush her baby's teeth. The design of 2 surfaces is suitable for 2 functions: Brush face helps clean leftovers on the teeth, massage face has small nodules that have a beneficial massage effect to reduce itching for babies during teething. With the above 2 surfaces, the brush also helps the mother clean milk residue or other residues attached to the gums and tongue of the baby. 

5.2 U-shaped silicone brushes. 

  Material: Made of high-quality silicon, soft, no unpleasant odor, does not contain BPA or other harmful substances, ensuring absolute safety for your baby's health. 

  The slot is U-shaped, helping to fit the teeth to help your baby clean and easy teeth. Age of use: 2 - 12 years old. Economical - Safe - Clean. 

5.3 Silicone brushes with special shapes.

  In addition, you can use silicone brush models with a unique shape, which helps your baby to enjoy brushing his teeth more. 

  Although your baby's baby teeth will eventually fall out or be pulled away, exposing them to cavities by bacteria or leftover residue can cause damage, causing them to have painful attacks. At the same time, if cavities cause children to lose their baby teeth too soon, they can cause permanent teeth to grow upside down, not aligned. Therefore, if children want to have beautiful permanent teeth, it is necessary to take good care of their baby teeth, especially in the habit of brushing them properly and regularly. 

  Thus, through this article, has answered the question of how young children can brush their teeth and instructed how to brush their teeth properly and create brushing habits for children. In addition to brushing their teeth regularly, parents should also take children to the dentist periodically 1-2 times a year to prevent dental diseases, intervene promptly and change habits if brushing improperly, ensuring children have strong teeth when they grow up. 

  At the same time, parents also know how to buy dental hygiene tools and what materials to suit each child's age. From there, parents will both help children enter the stage of teething and replace baby teeth easily and make parents happy when their children grow up healthy with strong teeth. 

  If you are a distributor or retailer of silicone oral hygiene tools without a reputable supplier and preferential prices, then please contact us immediately. Topsheng Silicone is a company with a solid foundation and experience in manufacturing silicone products, especially producing oral hygiene items for young children with high quality with clear inspection, we can adjust the color according to your requirements or shape, the size or size of these instruments is suitable for all children. 

  Contact us if you are in need of a supplier, producing baby dental hygiene tools or silicone products in bulk. We have production technologies such as extrusion, molding, injection molding. With modern technologies and high workmanship, in addition to oral hygiene tools, we can also produce all kinds of silicone products according to customers' requirements, we are confident to meet all your requirements even the most difficult, The motto is "As long as you have an idea, we will make it come true." 

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