Finger toothbrushes, as the name suggests, are put on the fingers. The toothbrush made of silicone has many uneven protrusions on it. These protrusions replace the bristles of the toothbrush and can clean the teeth of infants and young children, as well as the teeth on the surface of the teeth. Plaque. Finger toothbrushes are suitable for babies who are just beginning to grow teeth, that is, babies under one year old. Generally, babies start to grow teeth when they are six months old. This is suitable for using a finger toothbrush. It is not recommended to use finger toothbrushes for babies with full teeth after 2 years of age.
Before using the finger toothbrush, disinfect the toothbrush first. Put it in boiling water and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. It is not advisable to disinfect for a long time to avoid accelerated aging.
When using a finger toothbrush, prepare a bowl of warm water (special toothpaste can also be prepared), let the baby lying in the arms of the adult, hold the baby’s head with one hand, and use a glove with a finger toothbrush dipped in water to clean the baby’s mouth, and the brush head to clean the teeth, The bumps clean the tongue, pay attention to cleaning the gaps between the teeth. After use, clean it and let it dry in a ventilated place. Generally, it is recommended to replace the toothbrush every 3 months.
The biggest advantage of a finger toothbrush is that it can help babies who have not actively held the toothbrush and actively cooperated with toothbrushing to help them remove plaque and food residues on the surface of their teeth because they have long teeth but cannot brush their teeth by themselves. For children, although they don’t know how to brush their teeth, some food residues will get stuck between their teeth when they eat complementary foods. It is imperative to remove these stolen goods from the teeth.
The biggest advantage of finger toothbrushes is that parents can control the frequency and intensity of brushing teeth, which can effectively help children clean their teeth. However, finger toothbrushes also have a disadvantage, that is, children are likely to resist this kind of silicone toothbrush because of this. When brushing teeth with a toothbrush made of this material, children will feel a foreign body sensation on the teeth, which will only make them feel more disgusted.
In addition to finger toothbrushes, mothers can also choose soft gauze. As with finger toothbrushes, disinfection should be done before use (the disinfection method is to steam the gauze a little). The method of application is relatively simple. Take a long piece of gauze and wrap it around your index finger, and then use your index finger to gently wipe your child’s teeth, gums, and gums. An advantage of gauze is that mothers can massage gums and other places while cleaning.
Do newborns need to brush their teeth?
1. The skin of newborn babies is relatively tender, so when cleaning the gums of the baby, wipe it with clean cotton, and then gently rub the gums, like a massage, so that cleaning the gums every day will prevent the growth of bacteria.
2. When the child grows up, he can use that kind of silicone finger toothbrush. This kind of toothbrush will not harm the baby’s gums, and it will form a good habit to brush your teeth frequently.
- After the child reaches the age of three, he will develop a good habit of brushing his teeth. At this time, he can use a normal toothbrush like an adult, because at this time the child’s teeth will become tougher, just use a normal toothbrush to brush your teeth. But it is also best to choose a toothbrush with softer bristles for your child.