Here are ways you can treat baby gums, including:
1. Clean the baby’s gums with a soft cloth
A simple treatment you can do by wiping the baby’s gums (clean the baby’s gums with a soft cloth) after drinking breast milk or formula milk. The way to wipe your baby’s gums is to use a soft cloth dampened with warm water, then wrap it around your thumb. It should be done after your baby eats, if this is not possible you can schedule it regularly, namely twice a day in the morning and at bedtime.
2. Avoid drinking bottle milk while sleeping
Babies are very happy with the habit of drinking milk before they go to sleep, actually the problem is the habit of drinking bottle milk until the baby falls asleep. When you let your baby sleep while drinking milk, it will threaten the health of the baby’s gums. This is because the sweet taste that comes from sugar will settle in the baby’s mouth and damage your baby’s teeth and gums.
3. Do not add sugar to milk
It is not recommended for children to get extra sugar, as well as babies. We recommend that you limit sugar intake in babies by avoiding adding sugar to baby formula. This will make the gums and teeth have problems, besides the addition of excess sugar will cause health problems such as obesity and diabetes at an early age.
4. Gradually introduce baby to textured foods
You can introduce food to your baby gradually, including the introduction of taste, type and texture. If your baby eats solid foods or finger food, you can offer something to help his teeth grow like steamed carrots or chopped banana. Thus, you should be able to balance the health of your baby’s teeth and gums. Don’t forget to get used to good habits from an early age, one of which is the habit of taking care of your teeth. When your child starts teething, make it a habit to brush your teeth in the morning, evening and night. Use a special baby toothbrush that has soft bristles and will not make the gums hurt. In addition, clean the pacifier before use so it is not sterile and does not damage the teeth. Also make it a habit to drink water after being given complementary foods, so that it can help to clean up any leftover food left between your teeth.