as in adults, prevention is done by means of oral hygiene and eating habits. In the case deHenry, one of the aggravating factors had a bottle with milk and sugar. “I slept with a bottle in his mouth, and do not have the habit of brushing their teeth,” says the father. Brushing should be done three times a day, always with adult supervision. According to Lucia, the most important is that before bed – that Henry’s parents – because saliva is no longer produced during sleep. “Saliva has a protective effect on teeth, because it normalizes and balances the pH of the mouth,” he explains.
Oral hygiene is a habit that starts early. About six months old, the first tooth begins to rise. Cleaning should be done with gauze or a diaper soaked in filtered water, three times a day. “She should massage the teeth, gums and cheek with his index finger to remove any residue of milk and food,” enseñael specialist. Gradually, the brushing should be introduced by using a soft bristle brush. “You have to use small toothpaste, the equivalent of a grain of rice. The dentist will have to specify the folder with or without fluoride, depending on the child’s needs, “said Lucia.