1. Brushing: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to gently brush the deciduous teeth in circular motions. Brushing should be done at least twice a day, preferably after meals.
2. Flossing: As soon as two teeth touch each other, it is important to start flossing. Use dental floss or interdental brushes to clean between the teeth and remove any food particles or plaque.
3. Mouthwash: After brushing and flossing, using a child-friendly mouthwash can help kill bacteria and freshen breath. Make sure the mouthwash is alcohol-free and suitable for children.
4. Dental visits: Regular dental check-ups are crucial for maintaining oral health. Dentists can perform professional cleanings, remove any plaque or tartar buildup, and provide guidance on proper oral hygiene techniques.
5. Tongue cleaning: Use a tongue scraper or a soft toothbrush to gently clean the tongue. This helps remove bacteria and prevent bad breath.
6. Limit sugary foods and drinks: Deciduous teeth are more susceptible to tooth decay, so it is important to limit the consumption of sugary foods and drinks. Encourage a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and water.