The dental hygiene is one of the main ways of preserving our oral health, so during our daily hygiene must not forget the care of our mouths during all stages of life, since the lack of it could lead to many diseases.
Around the first six months of a baby's life when they begin to appear the first teeth, you should start to care. After taking the bottle or food, we recommend the use of wet gauze to clean the mouth, giving special attention to the gums. From the Dental Clinic Las Palmeras we recommend visiting the dentist to check the proper tooth development.
Create a good oral hygiene habits in children is vitally important to get as healthy as possible dentition throughout their lives. It is important to select an appropriate toothbrush with soft bristles for effective cleaning of the teeth and gums. Likewise, the selection of the paste or gel toothpaste should be accompanied by counseling. In most cases fluoride (strengthening of tooth enamel), which must be managed responsibly by the child's age it is recommended. The use of mouthwash can be used when the child acquires skills to spit and not swallow the liquid.
In adolescence, because the oral cavity is changing, use toothbrush and toothpaste for adults. In adulthood should be kept lifelong oral hygiene habits that have been acquired, along with periodic reviews of the dentist recommended.