Does my 15 month old baby need to brush her teeth? How can i prevent plaque from forming?
Posted Dec 19 2012 10:27pm
Generally speaking, it is never too early to start introducing toothbrushing to infants and toddlers. The first milk tooth appear around 6 months of age. From this time onwards, you can slowly introduce dental hygiene in the following ways.
First, use a damp towel to clean the few milk teeth that your baby may have. This should be carried out daily. You can incorporate it into the bathing routine or before sleep. Remember to clean the tongue as well.
As the baby develop better manual dexterity over the years, you can use a soft rubbery tooth brush ( not a hard acrylic one) to clean for her. Due to curiosity, she will like to insert the brush herself as she reach toddler stage. It is alright if she seem to play with the brush rather than actually brushing it. She may even bite on it!
No worry, and let your child have fun with her first toothbrush of her life!