Not all parents know that the care of the oral cavity of the child is necessary from the first days of his life, despite the fact that the first milk tooth in children is cut through only 6 months. Caring for teeth and gums kid to 3 years old doctors recommend to carry out with wet napkins.
What it is?
Teeth cleaning napkins allow you to gently and gently clean the oral cavity of children up to 3 years, as well as they apply when for some reason it is not possible to brush teeth. Such napkins can be used by the kids from the first days of life, since the toothpaste, which they are impregnated, hypoallergenne, does not contain fluorine, sulphides and parabens.
As a rule, the product is made on the basis of a special component – xylitol. It is a natural sugar substitute, but unlike the latter does not harm the dental enamel, but, on the contrary, has antibacterial properties and is used as a prophylactic agent from caries.
Napkin material nonwoven, so there is no risk to leave fiber in mouth. A pleasant sweetish taste contributes to the cleaning of teeth and gums do not cause negative emotions from a child.
In addition to cleaning, such napkins can be used to massage the gums when the teeth are beginning to cut off to relieve painful symptoms.
Consider the most popular among parents brands napkins for teeth cleansing.
Brush Baby. Children’s disposable sterile napkins for cleansing the oral cavity, impregnated with xylitol-based toothpaste. Have a nice banana taste. Produced in United Kingdom.
- Jack Baby Gym. Cleansing and massage wipes for newborns. Produced from natural cotton, additional components do not contain. Manufacturer Country – Australia.
- Aleva Naturals Bamboo Baby. Super might napkins for children. Impregnated cleansing paste based on xylitol and plant components (aloe extract and glycyrrhosis root).
How to use?
Start care for the gums of the child is needed from the first days of his life. In the first months, newborn has a fairly large risk of developing thrush caused by candidial fungi. For prophylaxis, the oral cavity is purified by a napkin moistened in a weak solution of sodium bicarbonate.
From 6 months, the first teeth are beginning to rub off, then the first lure is usually introduced. Mother’s milk in itself is an antibacterial agent and protects the mouth of the kid. Therefore, with the introduction of dust for teeth and gums, you need to start care with greater thoroughness.
Unfortunately, the caries of early children’s age is a fairly common problem. The enamel layer on the surface of the dairy teeth is much thinner than the dental teeth. Children’s immunity is also only in the process of formation. Therefore, in the absence of competent care, carious foci occurs in children very quickly. It also contributes to incorrect meals (sweet at night), non-compliance with the rules of hygiene (adult habit trying food from a baby spoon and so on).
As prevention, cleaning teeth and gums must be carried out after each meal, as well as on the night before bedtime. The use of a toothbrush in young children is difficult: even the most soft brushes are able to damage the gentle gums of the baby, and the tooth paste, children under 3 years old do not know how to spit – they swallow from 30 to 60% paste. Therefore, up to 3 years old is the best way to purify the mouth – with the help of special napkins, although already from 2 years old, it is necessary to gradually teach the use of the brush.
More than an adult age (after 3 years), the napkins are convenient to use on a walk and during long trips.
Children’s napkins for the oral cavity are designed for disposable use. The procedure must be aded.
Before use from the napkin, remove the protective film and turn it around the finger. Then with soft massage movements cleaned the gums, rubbing the teeth. The gum massage improves blood circulation in soft tissues and is the necessary pulpita prevention, it is also able to relieve pain in teething. After using napkins, the rinse of the mouth is not required.
It is important to remember that the result has only regular care.
Cleaning the teeth from time to time leads to the fact that a solid dental flare is formed, which is populated by microorganisms, and remove it with the help of ordinary cleaning.
About how to use napkins for cleaning teeth, tells the following video.