One very important thing parents can do for their children is to prepare and care for children to have perfect oral health.
The process of tooth development in children
The first stage of baby teeth lasts from the first baby teeth until age 5. The first teeth appear when the baby is 6 months old and will grow 20 in the next 18 months. These teeth will be loose and removed from the age of 7 to 12 years old and replaced with permanent teeth.
In addition to 20 permanent teeth replacing milk teeth, 12 new teeth will erupt and the first teeth of this group will appear when children are 6 years old and are called the first permanent teeth. These are very important teeth. All permanent teeth will come out at age 14, except for wisdom teeth (usually around the age of 17-25 years).
Thus, at the age of 6 – 12 years old, a child will have both permanent and permanent teeth. This is called the mixed phase.
The importance of baby teeth
Baby teeth are not less important, but vice versa, they also have a key role for children. After 6 months, your baby will begin to eat complementary foods that are harder and harder to digest. At this time, baby teeth are the main tool to help children chew, bite and digest food.
The thought that only permanent teeth is important is wrong because baby teeth are the premise for permanent teeth. It helps permanent teeth grow more evenly, not crowded. Normally, a baby tooth grows and stands on the arch of the jaw.
After a few years, the roots begin to dissipate, preparing to make way for a permanent tooth that will immediately erupt in that spot. If the baby tooth is broken and has to be extracted early, the permanent tooth germ will not grow up enough to grow right away, the extractions will be closed and hard. Permanent sprouting will be difficult, grows slowly and sometimes grows misaligned. The premise is always very important. Milk also helps children to pronounce. If baby teeth are broken early, must be extracted, the child may lisp.
Common problems when baby teething
At teething, each baby has a different reaction, no baby like any baby. Some babies have gum pain, while many go through this stage easily. Drooling much. red cheeks, painful itching gums, crying more than usual are common symptoms in children during teething
If your baby is crying too much, you can take him to the doctor for a way to help reduce the pain of teething. Currently, it is still debated whether teething causes diarrhea or a rash. However, one thing is for sure, teething does not cause children with high fever, cough, seizures or any other serious symptoms. If these symptoms appear, you should quickly seek medical attention, because these symptoms are not due to teething.
Good, healthy baby teeth make permanent teeth grow in place. Bad milk teeth will make permanent teeth crowded
How to keep children from tooth decay?
The common enemies of teeth and gums are dental plaque. Plaque is a sticky substance that contains a thin layer of bacteria that causes tooth decay. Plaque together with sugar creates acids that attack tooth enamel, causing cavities. So reduce candy, cake, sweet food and sugary drinks.
All age groups of children are at risk of tooth decay, tend to occur in snacking children and do not have the habit of brushing their teeth after each meal.
Brushing your teeth properly with fluoride toothpaste at least 2 times a day is important, as well as feeding your child good foods such as cereal fruits, minimizing sugary foods also helps prevent tooth decay.
Children should brush their teeth like?
To prevent plaque formation, it is important to thoroughly brush your teeth and gums at least twice a day. When brushing, remember that each of our teeth has up to 5 faces: the outside, the inside, the two sides near and far, and the chewing surface (molars), or the biting edge (incisors). And the only sure way to prevent dental disease is to clean all sides of your teeth. Currently there are many different brushing techniques and it is best to consult your treating dentist to know which method of brushing is best suited for brushing. Brush the outside of the front teeth, placing the brush at a 45-degree angle toward the gumline.
Start brushing your face with a soft-bristle child brush, using a small amount of back and forth movements.
Brush your face in the lower incisors, keep the brush upright, use the tip of the brush gently in the direction from the gum to the bite. Make sure that the back teeth and gums are properly cleaned. Replace your child’s brush when it starts to turn out, usually every 3 months.
Children 3-4 years old can brush themselves but should have the help of parents. To brush your teeth easily, show your child how to brush your teeth as easily as a small, circular motion.