Did you know that babies have 20 primary teeth when they are born? You can’t see these teeth yet because they are hidden, and will only start to break through the gums around 6 months. This means that good dental care begins before a baby’s first tooth pushes through the gums.
Once they begin to erupt, you should start teaching them the importance of brushing their teeth twice a day.
Kids have all their baby teeth by the age of 3. These are called primary teeth and they start falling out around age 6 when the permanent, or adult, teeth start coming in.
As kids grow up, so should their oral hygiene habits. However, many parents assume that cavities in baby teeth don’t matter, because the teeth will be replaced anyway. But that’s not true. Dental decay in baby teeth can negatively affect permanent teeth and lead to future dental problems.
Did you know that one out of 10 two-year-olds already have one or more cavities? By age three, 28% of children have one or more cavities. By age five, nearly 50% of children have one or more cavities
No wonder that the number-one dental problem among preschoolers is tooth decay.
With the proper coaching your toddler can quickly adopt good oral hygiene as a part of his daily routine. As soon as your child has a tooth you should be helping them brush their teeth two times a day with a smear (size of a grain of rice) of toothpaste using a child-sized toothbrush that has soft bristles.
One such toothbrush is the Colgate Baby Toothbrush.
By the age of 3, you can start using a pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste, which helps prevent cavities. Colgate Baby and Colgate Kids Premium Line available on Shopee have – 0% artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, & colors and comes in a Kid-Friendly natural flavor that your child will like. It also has Age appropriate fluoride level and is safe even if you kid accidentally swallows it.
Teach your little ones as early as now the importance of great oral care! As the years go by, the whole family can grow up smiling together.
Your kids deserve the best. Trust #1 Oral Care Brand Colgate to provide safe and effective products for the whole family.
Colgate Baby and Colgate Kids Premium Line are safe to use and effective:
- Baby Toothpaste: Fluoride-free, 0% artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and colors
- Kids Toothpaste: Age-appropriate fluoride, 0% artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and colors
- Baby Toothbrush: BPA-Free, 100% Food Grade Silicone, that acts as a teether!
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