People are quick to do all that they can to help their infant. We know that when a child is born they rely strictly on parents and adults to get what they need. This is the time you are able to start to teach them how to do things on their own. They start to learn quickly that if they need something they can cry or make noise. As they grow they can use hand gestures and sounds to ask for what they need. They also have to learn how to care for themselves. They learn that bath time is important to make sure they are clean. You also want to make sure that your child learns from an early age that they need to take care of their mouth and teeth. Infants don’t have teeth right off the bat but that does not mean that you should not be caring for their gums and the teeth that are coming in. You want to start their training early and in turn you can be making sure that they are soothed. Smile Reef outlines how to care for your infant’s teeth and gums.
Gum Massager for Babies
The first thing you can do to help care for your infant’s gums is to massage them. There are many items that are sold on the market that you can use to place over one of your fingers. Then you use them to massage the gums of your child’s mouth. These materials are usually made of some sort of silicone and often has bumps on them. The reason behind the massaging of the gums is to help to build up the blood flow to your infants gum. The interesting thing that you should know is that as an adult you still want to offer some level of massage to your gums. When your infant is small and just starting to develop teeth and they are just starting to come in the massage is important. This can help to start off early health to their gums that will help throughout their life. Once you start to offer massaging of the gums the child will realize that this is important and will often try to do it themselves.
Cooling Teething Gels
The process of a child getting teeth from infancy can be very difficult. Most parents know that this can bring out some angry and upset children. It also can cause the child to have sores in their mouth and swollen gums. That is why there is something that you can do about it. The best thing that you can do about swollen gums is to offer your child a cooling teething ring. The cool ring will help to reduce the swelling and give your infant some comfort.
Infant Tooth Brushing
The last thing that you want to do is to make sure that you are ready to start teeth brushing right away. As soon as the teeth start to come in you want to offer them a tooth brush as a toy. Then you can go back and make sure that you brush them so that each area is hit and covered. Even the first start of teeth need to be brushed.
Infant Oral Care
Smile Reef can make sure that your child’s teeth and gums are cared for. Call today to make your next appointment.