What should parents do when children have early tooth decay? -

What should parents do when children have early tooth decay?

What should parents do when children have early tooth decay?

In children, the most noticeable dental problem is early tooth decay. This condition is quite common in babies under 3 years old. Not only affects the aesthetics, but also makes it difficult to chew and pronounce. So what should parents do when children have early tooth decay?

First we need to know what is early tooth decay?

The natural structure of the tooth consists of the outer layer of enamel, followed by the dentin layer and deep inside the dental pulp chamber.

However, when they were baby teeth, these layers were quite thin, and easily damaged (abrasion, tooth decay, sensitivity…). When damaged, you will see signs of the baby’s teeth gradually degrading the outer covering and disappearing. This is early tooth decay in children.

Tooth decay in children in the age group above usually does not cause much pain because the affected area is usually shallow. However, this lesion area is wide, black or brown and spreads very quickly to other teeth. In the end, the baby teeth are almost truncated and come close to the gums, making it difficult to chew and pronounce.

What should parents do when children have early tooth decay?
What should parents do when children have early tooth decay?

The harm that children have early tooth decay often encounter

The milk tooth system will guide the permanent tooth system in the future. The tooth replacement phase will start when your baby turns 5-6 years old. And usually the teeth replacement process ends when the baby is 12-13 years old.

  • During the tooth replacement process, if the baby teeth become rutted and fall out prematurely, the baby will not have a replacement tooth for a while. This affects eating and pronunciation …, and permanent teething in the future.
  • Early tooth decay will not only lose the aesthetics but the learning and speaking process of the child will be harder. Children don’t pronounce correctly but become lisp. Being laughed or teased will make children lose confidence in communication.
  • Besides, when children have early tooth decay, harmful bacteria that live in the affected area will soon spread to other places. Ex: Gums or permanent teeth (in the process of replacement)
  • At the same time, teeth that are amputated will expose the pulp, and at this time the baby will feel pain and discomfort. Make your baby eat less, fussy and reduce concentration … this has an impact on the baby’s overall health.
  • The area where the teeth are lost early will be covered by the gums. And when it’s right time to erupt, it will be a bit difficult and there is a risk of deviation.

Thus, the story of a child suffering from early tooth decay is not easy at all but causes a lot of bad harms for the child.

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Let’s find out what is the cause of tooth decay.

The food that babies consume every day has a high sugar content (confectionery, soft drinks, night milk feeding…) that easily produces acids that destroy tooth enamel;

Incorporating unhealthy oral hygiene, causing plaque to increase and where bacteria thrive.

Baby with minimal production of tooth enamel, lack of calcium, lack of fluoride… make tooth enamel very vulnerable

Pregnant women have poor nutrition during pregnancy; Or take antibiotics like T.e.t.r.a.c.y.cline also make baby teeth not develop well, weak enamel, low hardness.

So what should parents do to prevent and treat a early tooth decay in children?

@First, should pay attention to precautions.

As soon as she is still in the womb, pregnant women remember to eat adequate nutrients and reasonable calcium supplementation to help the fetus develop well. And when the baby is born, parents need to prepare for their child a diverse and nutritious menu (rich in calcium …)

When the baby enters the teething stage, should take better care of your child’s teeth. Teeth should be cleaned after each meal, using age-appropriate cleaning tools. If you don’t brush their teeth at that time, you should give your baby with clean water to wash away the food.

When babies reach the age of using toothpaste, they should choose one with fluoride supplement to reinforce enamel and prevent tooth decay.

Follow up with your children in the first years of life to timely support proper dental care methods.

In addition to the above notes, parents should also be concerned about not giving the children antibiotics on their own. Because some drugs can damage tooth enamel (yellow, stained, discolored …) and not be reversed. Clearly listen to your doctor’s instructions.

Eliminate bad habits like holding a bottle when sleeping, eating and drinking sweets …

@ How to treat early tooth decay in a child?

Should practice routine dental examination for the baby and the whole family.

If the baby has dental cavities, it needs the appropriate intervention of the dentist (according to each stage of damage).

Thus, the problem of early tooth decay in children can be completely prevented and controlled if parents pay attention right from the start.

Preparing for good health for pregnant women is preparing for the health of the baby in the future.

Maintain good habits, eat scientifically and check teeth periodically for the baby and the whole family.

Thus, it will help both mother and baby comfortably step through the difficult first years of life, right?

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