Prevention and treatment: oral hygiene of the newborn from birth
The care and hygiene of the newborn does not concern only the delicate skin and the first hair.
Oral hygiene is a fundamental aspect that requires attention from birth.
Although the child is very small and the teeth have not yet erupted, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent problems that could arise during his growth.
Caries in the newborn: a risk that should not be underestimated
It is necessary to dispel a false myth: caries on milk teeth can have consequences on permanent teeth.
Caries is a silent and highly transmissible infectious disease during the first 2 years of life.
It is able to create, in a short time, many problems that can compromise the healthy development of the oral cavity . Therefore, the care of milk teeth is essential from the first days of life.
Oral hygiene of the newborn: effective practices
Avoiding the risk of tooth decay is only possible through prevention , by practicing good oral hygiene every day.
Cleaning your mouth and gums should become a routine after every meal.
It is essential to start as soon as possible to avoid the formation of an ecosystem conducive to depositing plaque and the accumulation of harmful bacteria.
Different tools, such as sterile gauze or electric toothbrushes for babies , can help maintain optimal oral hygiene.