What should we pay attention to when using a silicone toothbrush for babies? Newborn babies do not have teeth, so they do not need to brush their teeth. However, it is necessary to brush their teeth once the baby's teeth start to grow. Infant silicone toothbrush is a silicone product suitable for babies to brush their teeth. Doctors often recommend using silicone toothbrushes for babies. Today, let's understand what we should pay attention to when babies use silicone toothbrushes.
Silicone toothbrush is a type of silicone that does not oxidize, degrade, or deform, and can promote blood circulation in the gum tissue. The infant silicone toothbrush can clean effectively. It has good hydrophobicity, can be sterilized at high temperatures, and has good biocompatibility. It has the health care functions of removing dental plaque, massaging the gums, and cleaning the tongue coating, effectively preventing dental caries and periodontal disease. It greatly improves the effectiveness of oral care and reduces the occurrence of oral diseases. The oral mucosa of infants is delicate, so soft bristles that have been treated with sanding should be used. The size of the infant silicone toothbrush should also be selected according to the baby's age and oral size. It should not be too large, and the bristles should not be too hard.
Teach children the correct brushing method
The correct brushing method is to use the infant silicone toothbrush to brush along the teeth gaps, brushing downwards for upper teeth and upwards for lower teeth, and brushing both the inside and outside. It should be brushed for at least 2 to 3 minutes. Never let the child brush horizontally, as this may cause damage to the soft tissues around the teeth, especially the gums. Horizontal brushing can cause mechanical stimulation and may result in gum bleeding and pain.
Children under 3 years old should not use toothpaste. Children over 3 years old can use specialized fluoride-free toothpaste for children. Never let children use adult toothpaste or medicated toothpaste, as it may be harmful to their health. If the baby can use toothpaste, be cautious not to use too much at once. Normally, an amount equivalent to a soybean is sufficient.
Control the brushing frequency and time
In order to thoroughly clean the teeth, it is necessary to repeat brushing 3 to 4 times on each small area of the tooth surface to achieve the goal of cleaning the teeth. When using the infant silicone toothbrush, there is a total time requirement, which is to brush for 2 to 3 minutes each time.