Dental care for babies - The foundation for a lifetime
Healthy teeth are not a matter of course, even for our youngest children, but are based on careful and, above all, consistent care. Dental care for babies is particularly important because it lays the foundation for the healthy development of their little teeth. Get your baby used to the right care routine at an early age. This way, you will not only promote their health, but also their general oral development. For a bright white child's smile!
First dental care for babies
Your baby's dental development begins with teething, i.e. the first milk teeth coming through from the age of 6 months on average. When the first teeth come through, it is often a turbulent and sleepless time for the whole family. This is because the accompanying strong sensation of pressure in the mouth and the associated itching can keep everyone involved on their toes. In addition to a cooling teething ring, it is also advisable to start with the first dental care for babies in this developmental phase.
The Baby Teeth Care Learning Set specially developed by NUK reliably supports you in building a strong dental foundation for your child. With the help of the soft rubber attachments, you can gently massage the gums and soothingly relieve the growth pressure. At the same time, you get your child used to the typical tooth brushing movements during baby dental care and pave the way for a healthy brushing routine. This way, tooth decay has little chance to develop right from the start. That's why it's important not to underestimate dental care for babies.
Tip: In our teething rings category you will find an overview of all the beneficial helpers.
The first baby toothbrush
At first, you can gently clean the first and second emerging tooth tips with a damp cloth or cotton swab. As soon as there are more, you should use a finger toothbrush. Once the first teeth have erupted and you can no longer see just the tips of the teeth, dental care for babies really starts. The most important utensil for brushing your baby's teeth from then on is an age-appropriate toothbrush. Your baby's first toothbrush should have a small brush head with extra soft bristles. This ensures that the baby's sensitive gums and palate are not damaged when brushing.
A non-slip handle on the baby toothbrush is also essential so that both you and your child can grasp and guide the handle safely. Your little one will also learn how to use a toothbrush together with you from an early age and will be able to master the process of brushing his or her teeth all the more quickly. The NUK learning toothbrush with ergonomic handle is the perfect choice. When caring for your baby's teeth, keep in mind that baby toothbrushes should be replaced every two months.
The right baby toothpaste
Besides the right toothbrush, you should also have the right toothpaste for your baby. Conventional toothpaste for adults is not the right choice, as the fluoride content is too high for infants. Instead, we recommend fluoride-free baby toothpaste specially developed for your baby's dental care. A good baby toothpaste is gentle on the enamel and has a pleasant taste, making it easier to get your little one excited about brushing his teeth. With the NUK ® Oral Care Set, which contains sugar-free apple-banana baby toothpaste, you can convince even little toothbrushing sceptics in most cases.
Since the toothpaste is often swallowed by your child, especially at the beginning, NUK adheres to strict quality standards. To prevent your little one from getting into the habit of eating toothpaste, it is advisable to press the baby toothpaste lightly into the bristles before brushing so that the paste cannot simply be licked off.
Setting a good example for your baby's dental care
As a rule of thumb, your baby's teeth should be brushed at least once a day. From the age of two at the latest, this should be at least twice a day. Always remember your role model function as a mum or dad. So, set a good example and make sure that you also take good care of your own teeth. Hopefully, your child will emulate you and benefit from healthy and strong teeth for a lifetime.