Prevention and treatment: oral hygiene of the newborn from birth
Newborn care and hygiene is not just about delicate skin and early hair.
Oral hygiene is a fundamental aspect that requires attention from birth.
Although the child is very young and the little teeth have not yet erupted, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent problems that may arise as the child grows.
Caries in the newborn: a risk not to be underestimated
It is necessary to dispel a false myth: caries on baby teeth can affect permanent teeth.
Caries is a silent and highly transmissible infectious disease during the first 2 years of life.
It is capable of creating, in a short time, many problems that can impair healthy oral development. Therefore, the care of baby teeth is essential from the earliest days of life.
Oral hygiene of the newborn: effective practices
Avoiding the risk of tooth decay is only possible through prevention by practicing good oral hygiene every day.
Cleaning the mouth and gums must become a routine after every meal.
It is crucial to start as soon as possible to avoid the formation of an ecosystem conducive to plaque deposition and the accumulation of harmful bacteria.
Various tools, such as sterile gauze or electric toothbrushesfor infants, can help maintain optimal oral hygiene.