Awww cakkk!!! It seems a while that he didn't make his appearance on Mommy's blog... and it seems Mommy start missing putting up his pictures on Bubblynotes.Com and felt like something is incomplete without him in here. Ha ha ha... Why??? Because he is a part of me and always be a part of me no matter what. The existence of Bubblynotes.Com is actually rely on him in most cases and most of the time. He's the subject! He's the story teller! He is where the brain starts to work and stimulate.
By looking at his picture in my phone gallery, my focus was on his teeth... Hah! Tell me about it, when he was first started with his brushing routine, he reluctant to do so and always giving me a hard time fulfilling it. Struggling and juggling to make him understand how important to keep your teeth healthy and how important keeping it that way...
Your child will have most of their baby teeth by the time they are two. Yup and that's where the biting episode will start for some...Lucky me! He he he... He didn't! :-). This article I read HERE would be useful tips and guide for mommies and daddies out there too!!! Find out how you can look after them.
CARING FOR YOUR CHILD'S TEETH: 1 TO 2 YEARS
Brush Teeth Twice A Day
Most of your child's first teeth will come through by about 2 years of age. These "baby" teeth will help your child to eat and speak well. Healthy baby teeth usually mean healthy adult teeth too, so it's important that you look after your child's first teeth.
Look after your child's first teeth by brushing them twice a day - after breakfast and before bed. You may find it easier to stand behind your child and gently tilt their head back as you brush. Use a small toothbrush with soft bristles and a smear of regular-strength fluoride toothpaste.
Brush your child's teeth for 2 minutes:
- all around the inside surfaces, where the teeth meet the gums, and also the top chewing surfaces.
- on the front of the teeth, brushing in tiny circles all around the outside surfaces, close to the gums.
Teach your child to spit out the left-over toothpaste after brushing which I found it very challenging for me... Ha ha ha, because Ash tends to swallow it! Oh my... Don't rinse with water, because a small amount of fluoride toothpaste left around the teeth will help to protect them.
Regular Dental Check-Ups
Phewww!!! Haven't done it! Haven't got the opportunity to make it...I gotta find sometime for me to bring him over for his first dental check-ups! Regular check-ups of your child's teeth increase the chances of finding and treating any tooth decay (holes) early. Government dental clinics in Malaysia provide services at a nominal fee. If your child accidentally bumps their teeth, take them to a dentist, even if the teeth still look all right.
Lift The Lip
Gently lift your child's top lip once a month to check inside their mouth. It's a quick and easy way to see if tooth decay is present. The Healthy Smiles website has a video, which I couldn't embed it on this entry on how to lift the lip. You can read about tooth decay and what to look for here.
Choose Healthy Snacks
Healthy eating = healthy teeth. To protect your child's teeth, give them low-sugar snacks between meals such as fruit, fresh vegetables, yogurt and other dairy foods. Foods that are high in sugar can damage your child's teeth and cause tooth decay.
Drink Water or Milk
The best drinks for your child's teeth are water and milk. Do not give your child drinks that have natural or added sugar, such as fruit juice, cordial, fizzy drinks, flavoured milks and chocolate drinks. These can cause tooth decay. (For tips reducing the amount of sugar in your child's food and drink, see the Preventing tooth decay by cutting down on sugar section).
You should put only water or milk in your child's bottle.
:-) Healthy Teeth, Healthy Smile!!! The most important thing is I would always love to see his sweet smile... ;-) ...Every mom's obsession...