When is the most appropriate time to start nursing baby teeth?
From 0 to 6 months, before deciduous teeth erupt, it is most important to rinse your mouth
Every time the baby drinks milk, give the baby some warm water, which is equivalent to gargle.
If the mother has time, she can also use gauze dipped in warm water or lightly salted water to wipe the baby's gums and mouth to prevent inflammation of the oral mucosa.
6 months to 1 year and a half, cleanliness is the key to the initiation of deciduous teeth
After the baby has his first tooth, he can use a small head, a soft children's toothbrush or a finger toothbrush to brush his teeth.
From 1.5 to 3 years old, brushing your teeth every day, cultivating good habits is the key
Mothers must brush their teeth every day and develop good habits. Babies will inevitably cry and become uncomfortable at the beginning, but mothers must not be soft-hearted and must persevere.
In addition, parents should lead by example, insist on brushing their teeth every morning and evening, and give the baby a good example.
Do you need treatment for deciduous tooth decay in the early stage?
The answer is necessary.
If the deciduous tooth decay is not treated in time, it will cause a series of harm to the body, including local harm and systemic harm. Let's take a look, what will happen if children suffering from deciduous tooth decay are not treated in time?
1. Tooth inflammation and pain
Once the tooth is damaged to the middle layer of dentin, it will be prone to pain symptoms. At the beginning, it is painful when eating. If it is not treated in time, it will produce spontaneous pain and form pulpitis. If it continues to deteriorate, the root of the tooth will also be affected.
2. Irregular teeth
If the child has a toothache, he will definitely not eat with the tooth on this side. He will use the other side. For a long time, the child will chew on the side, and then have problems such as irregular dentition and asymmetric maxillofacial development.
3. Children do not want to eat
Defects of teeth will reduce the efficiency of children's teeth chewing to varying degrees, leading to symptoms such as partial eclipse, picky eaters, and anorexia. This will lead to malnutrition and nutritional imbalance in the long term.
4. The permanent tooth germ is eroded
Corresponding "permanent tooth germ" is buried under each deciduous tooth. The decay of deciduous teeth will extend to the pulp cavity and damage the nerves. Bacteria extend deeply and will erode the permanent teeth below the deciduous teeth. As a result, the child's permanent teeth cannot grow out or have defects as soon as they grow out.
5. Affect children's mental health
Don’t think that children don’t care. Two or three-year-olds already know beauty and ugliness. If they go to kindergarten, they will be laughed at because of their black teeth, which will hurt their self-esteem and self-confidence and affect their character development.
6. Affect the health of the whole body
After the development of dental caries in deciduous teeth, resulting in the exposure of the pulp and even the spread of infection to the root tip, the affected tooth can become the focus of systemic diseases, causing low-grade fever, rheumatoid arthritis, nephritis and so on.
"Four taboos" after the baby grows milk teeth
The first taboo: keep eating sweets
Many mothers will subconsciously think that the baby has too much sugar from snacks, and the teeth must be poor. In fact, scientific research has pointed out that it is not how much sugar the child eats, but also how often the child eats sugar. Therefore, in daily life, parents should control their children over eating sweets. In addition, after the child has eaten sweets, the mother must supervise the child to rinse his mouth or brush his teeth.
The second taboo: love to drink milk before going to bed
Many babies have the habit of sleeping with a pacifier or bottle when they are young, so after weaning, the child still habitually drinks milk and juice before going to bed. You should know that eating before going to bed will greatly increase the residue in the oral cavity, which will erode the baby teeth. The high sugar content in milk and fruit juice is more likely to affect the health of the baby's deciduous teeth. The best way is to let the child get rid of the habit of drinking milk before going to bed, because it will increase the burden on the stomach. If the child is really hard to give up, then be sure to let the child rinse his mouth or brush his teeth in time after drinking the milk, and drink the milk half an hour to an hour before going to bed.
The third taboo: alternate eating hot and cold food
Children’s teeth are particularly sensitive to temperature. Alternate eating with hot and cold can easily irritate the teeth and cause soreness. After a long period of time, it will evolve into pulpitis. In special seasons and occasions, the baby must be supervised. For example, in summer, the baby should not be allowed to bite ice cubes with his front teeth. When eating hot pot, try not to order iced drinks.
Fourth taboo: use the front teeth to open the bottle cap
Many children developed the habit of opening things with their teeth when they were young, such as biting open snack bags, opening beer bottle caps for dad, and biting off threads on clothes. In fact, children are familiar with these practices, so moms and dads must set their own role models. Although these small actions will not cause the teeth to chip or cause pain at the time, but if you do it for a long time, it is easy to cause oral problems. When the bottleneck is really hit, the teeth are more likely to collapse.