How to protect your child’s teeth from decay:

Take care of your child’s teeth and gums from the very first weeks of their life:

  • Even if there are no teeth showing through yet, or they are just starting to erupt, you can wipe their mouth with gauze soaked in a chamomile infusion or cooled boiled water.
  • Buy their first tooth brush when milk teeth first erupt.
  • Brush your child’s milk teeth from about 12 months old at least twice a day – in the morning and evening.
  • In older children from about 2 years of age, try to introduce the habit of brushing teeth after meals. Think of it as fun, until the child, with your help gets used to this routine.
  • Monitor how your child brushes their teeth up until approximately 5 – 6 years of age until they start doing it thoroughly and independently.
  • Do not forget to clean the tongue where dangerous bacteria also accumulate.
  • Only use toothpaste formulated for children due to the appropriate amount of fluoride it contains.

Introduce healthy eating habits:

  • Avoid licking spoons when feeding your baby, because you can transfer harmful bacteria from you to your baby’s mouth.
  • Do not feed your baby just before bedtime, and replace sweetened drinks with water.
  • Make sure that your child does not fall asleep with a bottle, because milk contains sugar, which provides the ideal breeding ground for bacteria.
  • Minimize eating sweets, especially lollipops and hard candies, which remain in the mouth for a long time, resulting in a longer duration of action of acids on the dental enamel.
  • Do not give your child sweetened drinks or sweetened foods.
  • It is important not to snack between meals, especially on sugary carbohydrate products.

Take care of your child’s balanced diet by giving them meals rich in:

  • Calcium – essential for maintaining healthy enamel (milk and dairy products, green leafy vegetables)
  • Fluoride – has antibacterial properties, dilutes acids produced in the mouth after meals, and in addition strengthens the enamel (soybean, cereals)
  • Vitamin D – needed to absorb calcium and phosphorus, responsible for the mineralization of enamel (fat dairy products – butter, fatty fish – tuna, mackerel, halibut, herring, salmon)
  • Vitamin A – strengthens the gums, destroys bacteria (fish, eggs, butter, cheeses, carrots, green vegetables, apricots, peaches, plums, cherries)


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