Have a baby or toddler and having tooth brushing woes? Fret not!
Let Connie Mama share with you some easy peasy lemon squeezy tips..
Child #1 - Isa:
8 yrs old - enthusiastic brusher
History: no decayed tooth and only dropped one milk tooth so far.
Been brushing his teeth with assistance since 12mths.
Child #2 - Dora:
3 yrs old - not so enthusiastic brusher
History: no decay tooth so far either cos we stick to "brush 2 times a day" rule!
Been brushing teeth quite independently since 15mths
Child #3 - lil I:
coming 5 months old - not known
Quite toothless as yet.
newborn to 12mths
TIP: start oral hygiene from young.
TIP: you may wish to clean their gums during shower time.
12 mths to 24 mths
TIP: Brush teeth with just water (you may use drinking water if you wish)
TIP: Brush teeth during shower time (introduce flouride-free toothpaste and encourage spitting out during shower time).
This age group is relatively easy and it is the best time to inculcate a positive habit so remember to make teeth brushing a fun session!
24mths- 6 yrs old
Children of this age group are gaining their independence so consistent reminders and some facilitation from adults are really important for these children.
TIP: have a cute tooth brush or cup
TIP: have children standing in front of the mirror to allow them to see themselves.
We usually encourage Dora to brush her teeth independently but under close supervision as she still needs to stand on a stool to reach the basin for toothbrushing.
6yrs and above
Children at this age should be able to be able to brush their teeth independently.
TIP: Make the brushing accessories accessible to children's height.
Just take a look how Isa is preparing to brush all by himself.
On top of their current range of toothpaste
We are very pleased to share with you that Aquafresh has just newly launched two new series of toothpaste for young children.. which is perfect for my children's age.
Aquafresh First Teeth baby toothpaste (3 – 24 mths)
Aquafresh Little Teeth products (3 – 5 years):
Your child’s milk teeth hold the spaces for their permanent teeth that are waiting in the gums. The thinner enamel on first teeth makes them more vulnerable to decay and if they aren’t cared for, permanent teeth may not come through healthy and strong. Aquafresh Little Teeth products are specially designed by dental experts to encourage healthy brushing habits and protect precious first teeth – just for kids 3 years to 5 years.
Aquafresh Little Teeth toothpaste is a gentle cleaning fluoride toothpaste to care for those precious first teeth and helps permanent teeth come through healthy and strong.
Aquafresh My Big Teeth products (6+ years):
Their new adult teeth may look big and strong but the enamel on their new teeth is more vulnerable to decay for several years. Mixed adult and first teeth also create awkward gaps which are hard to clean, creating “plaque traps.” Because getting new teeth is a big deal, Aquafresh My Big Teeth products are specially designed by dental experts to protect mixed teeth while you begin to encourage them to look after their teeth for themselves – just for kids 6+ years.
Aquafresh My Big Teeth is a toothpaste with foaming action to help it get around the mouth whilst actively targeting softer enamel to keep it strong.
App for toothbrushing
On top of all these new range, here is another step that you can make toothbrushing even more fun!
Download your app and see how kids can jiggle to the music while toothbrushing!
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They are easily available at all major supermarkets and pharmacy outlets.
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