Being absorbed in breastfeeding, suddenly seen white bumps resembling teeth in the gums of the Little One? Wow, this is a sign that your baby’s teeth have started to grow. Although relatively new, the teeth of the Little One must be maintained as early as possible yes, Bun. Come on, see tips on caring for baby teeth that have just grown here.
Baby’s teeth first grow at the age of 6 months and over. However, there are also you know, Bun, a newborn who already has teeth. The teeth that appear first are usually the lower front teeth. Generally, all milk teeth have grown, which is as much as 20 teeth, when children are 3 years old.
This Is How To Take Care Of Your Teeth
When will teething, the baby is happy to bite the hands, toys, teether, or nipples of the mother’s breast when suckling because the gums feel itchy. In addition, babies are also more likely to drool, the gums look swollen, and sometimes have a fever.
Even though only one or two teeth have grown, the care of your baby’s teeth must be done as early as possible, so that the teeth do not have holes and grow well.
Well, to care for your baby’s new teeth to grow, Mother can do the following tips:
- Brush his teeth regularly
This habit can be taught to the Little Mother since her first teeth grow. Choose a toothbrush that has soft bristles, has a strong handle, according to its age, and has a bright color to attract its attention.
Use toothpaste that contains fluoride, because this mineral can prevent damage to teeth and strengthen the enamel layer of teeth. But don’t put too much toothpaste on it, Bun, just as big as corn kernels. Brush your baby teeth regularly, 2 times a day.
- Give healthy food to his teeth
In order for your baby’s teeth to be strong and healthy, Mother can provide him with calcium-containing foods, such as green leafy vegetables, beans, tofu and tempeh, and dairy products, such as cheese or yogurt. Avoid giving him sweet foods that contain lots of sugar, like candy, soft drinks, or bottled juice, Bun.
- Don’t let your little one sleep with a milk bottle in her mouth
So that your baby’s teeth are not easily damaged, try not to let him sleep with a milk bottle still attached to his mouth, Bun.
- Perform routine checks to the dentist
After Little Teething teeth, Mother needs to take him to the dentist for examination. Perform routine dental examinations, so your doctor can monitor the growth of your teeth.
So, baby teeth that have just grown must also be treated, huh, Mother. Do not wait until the teeth have a problem, then brought to the dentist. If your teeth are healthy, your little smile will be even more adorable, right?