The situation of milk tooth decay in children is very common in our country. When our children experience this situation, some parents are worried, and some other parents don’t care much. Because they think that the milk teeth will eventually be replaced with permanent teeth. However, babies will not feel comfortable with milk tooth decay.
What serious problems will baby tooth decay in children cause? Let’s find out shortly.
As the previous shares, the baby teeth system will consist of 20 teeth, evenly divided into upper / lower jaws. The first baby tooth will usually start at 6 months of age and will be completed by 30 months.
The normal tooth replacement phase will take place when entering grade 1, and around 13-14 years old will finish this process.
Although the baby teeth are not the main teeth, they play an important role in the early stage of life. Baby teeth help them chew, pronounce, balance their face, and help the tooth grows permanently in right place.
The reason why babies experience milk tooth decay
According to child dental experts, milk tooth decay is often caused by the following causes:
@ Due to the body mother. During pregnancy, if the mother encounters oral diseases such as periodontitis, gum disease, the baby after birth also has weak enamel. Therefore, experts often advise that women should have a dental checkup before pregnancy. Complete treatment if there is a disease and regularly monitor oral health throughout pregnancy.
@ Due to the baby’s unhealthy eating process. Children have a habit of consuming sweets while their teeth structure is not as healthy as adults. Usually, the enamel layer and dentin are very thin, very vulnerable to bacterial attack without good dental care
What harm will milk tooth decay cause?
Most noticeable is that the baby will have difficulty eating and chewing when the baby teeth are badly damaged.
Not to mention that the baby will feel sore, and lazy to eat. Crushing bad food also puts more pressure on your baby’s stomach. And reduces nutrient absorption.
For those teeth that are badly damaged and need to be removed early, then the implications that permanent teeth without direction will grow dislocated. Messy teeth will create more potential risks later.
Babies are at the age of speaking, learning to pronounce. But if there is milk tooth decay and tooth loss, it also makes the pronunciation not standard.
If so, unfortunately baby have milk tooth decay should be kept or spit away?
Your baby should have a dental visit when they start teething. However, most parents rarely do this because they feel it is not necessary.
They don’t closely monitor the condition of the child’s teeth or rely on him; Only when the baby’s condition worsens, the parents will take him to the doctor, which is very wrong. Because in the early stages if treated promptly, the baby teeth will be preserved until the teeth are replaced.
- If the milk tooth decay in early mild disease: you can use medicine to treat decay, dab at the cavity to disinfect and reduce the spread.
- If the milk tooth decay is more severe: the dentist will treat the cavity, remove the damaged tissue and preserve the filling.
- If milk tooth decay is incurable: the dentist will usually remove it to prevent damage from spreading to another area.
Therefore, it is very necessary for parents to watch and take care of their children teeth. Helps reduce the risk of more serious complications.
Can prevent milk tooth decay for children?
Some recommendations to help us reduce milk caries:
- Mothers need to provide adequate nutrients during pregnancy. Calcium-rich foods are good for bones and teeth.
- When the baby is in the stage of teething, the mother should clean the baby’s mouth. Wipe the plaque on teeth, gums, tongue with a clean gauze pad dampened with warm, physiological saline water.
- Limit confectionary foods … And after sucking or drinking milk, always clean the baby’s mouth.
- Children should practice good dental hygiene habits. Babies should brush their teeth every day, after eating and before going to bed. Parents use colorful toothbrushes to stimulate their interest.
- If the baby has shown signs of milk tooth decay, baby should immediately go to the dental center for early treatment.
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