Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene

Nothing is more warming than a child’s smile! It is important to protect your baby’s teeth from the minute he or she start teething. Good oral hygiene should however, commence from the first few days of his or her life. This starts with cleaning your child’s gums. Chicco has developed a multifunctional gum gel that you can use from when the baby has turned 4 months old. This gel contains Xylitol which has an antibacterial action that sanitises and prevents the formation or accumulation of bacteria in the oral cavity. The gel also comprises of Camomile which soothes baby’s gums. Find it here: http://www.chicco.co.za/products/multifunctional-gum-gel.html

When your baby’s’ teeth have appeared it is recommended that a soft toothbrush is used, find the Chicco toothbrush here: http://www.chicco.co.za/products/toothbrush.html . Initially one should use the toothbrush without fluorine (toothpaste) and gradually add toothpaste after a couple of days. This activity is not always the most fun or pleasant for a baby, so it is advised that mom and dad try make it as fun as possible! It is vital that your child learns the importance of this activity from a young age.  A positive experience will bode well to helping make this a habit from the word go. The fun flavoured toothpastes that Chicco offer may help to make this even more fun…find them here: http://www.chicco.co.za/products/apple-banana-flavoured-toothpaste.html

http://www.chicco.co.za/products/strawberry-flavoured-toothpaste.html. Adult toothpaste can be very sharp tasting and unpleasant for babies, different child friendly flavoured toothpastes will make brushing teeth more pleasing to the children’s palate.

For information on our oral hygiene products, visit the page link below: http://www.chicco.co.za/products/nursery/hygiene.html