How to wash your child's teeth according to age

Written by: Dr.Prof. Juan José Alió Sanz
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

The perfect time to start caring for children's teeth is before they even gushed out on the gums. From the first tooth of milk until you complete the final dentures will spend many years, but begin to instill in them oral health habits and not overlook any of the dental brushes each day will help your child have a healthy mouth.


Dental hygiene in the first 12 months

It is important that when children still do not have teeth clean their gums after every meal or meal. To do this, we must wrap the finger in a sterile gauze wet in water and well drained and pass through the gums of both arches. If you prefer, you can buy a silicone thimble at the pharmacy.


Dental hygiene up to three years

From the age of 12 months you can use a toothbrush. We have to choose one that has the tiny head and the very soft bristles. You still do not need to use toothpaste because you can swallow it.


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We must moisten the brush and run it through the gums and teeth very slowly. It is possible that little by little he is the one who picks up the brush and passes it through his mouth, but we must always remember that it must be a review of the work we have already done. You still need some time to brush your teeth alone.


Dental hygiene from 4 to 6 years

At four years comes toothpaste. We must always choose one that has a concentration of 450-500 ppi fluoride - infant formulas respect this ratio - so as not to harm your teeth and use a very small amount, just the size of a lentil. We should let him start brushing his teeth on his own, and when he tells us he's done, we have to make sure everything is clean. In addition, it would be good to start instructing you in the use of dental floss and mouthwash to finish daily brushing.


Dental hygiene up to 12 years

By the age of 12 the children can now take care of themselves by brushing their teeth. It is important, however, that we review the hygiene at least once a day, preferably after dinner. If you eat at school, we must include a toothbrush and a toothpaste in your toothbrush to brush your teeth also after class.


This routine of daily hygiene must always be completed with the dental pediatrician reviews. Remember that it is best to spend at least twice a year for the consultation to check that everything is in perfect condition.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr.Prof. Juan José Alió Sanz

Dr. Alió Sanz is one of the leaders in orthodontics worldwide.


Doctor of Medicine and Surgery and a specialist in Orthodontics. It has a large number of international publications and is the author of two reference books among orthodontists.


He combines his professional work with teaching, being Professor of Orthodontics at the Dental School of the UCM and co - director of the master of orthodontics at the Complutense University of Madrid. He is the creator of the patented product ORTHOSPEED to reduce the duration of orthodontic treatment.


With over 30 years experience Prof. Dr. Juan J. Alió has the most modern facilities in Madrid orthodontic treatments offer the latest technology, applying the latest scientific and technological advances in orthodontic treatment in all therapeutic possibilities .


Account with a multidisciplinary team to perform orthodontic treatments and orthognathic surgery, orthodontics and periodontics and implantology. If you are looking for orthodontic treatment with braces, this is your specialist.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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