When a baby is born, they already have 20 primary teeth partially developed. While you might not see them, it is important to know that they’re there in the jaw. This is why it’s good to practice good dental hygiene earlier on.
To properly clean a baby’s mouth at home, parents can gently wipe a clean, warm cloth over their baby’s gums. This is to remove any possible harmful bacteria.
When children begin to brush their own teeth, it is important to supervise them while they’re at any age younger than 8 years old because there is always a high risk of them swallowing toothpaste as well as not removing the dental plaque build-up that needs to be removed.
If a child is active in sports, parents are advised to encourage the use of mouthguard. This is to prevent any teeth injuries or misalignments. These misalignments can be caused when any baby teeth are knocked out prematurely. The purpose of baby teeth is to actually reserve a place for permanent teeth.