The baby’s first tooth is a milestone event for many families.
Teeth have the function of chewing food and assisting pronunciation, and also affect the development of maxillofacial region. The quality of teeth is closely related to the baby’s nutritional status and psychological development, and the health of deciduous teeth is also related to the development of permanent teeth in the future.
In recent years, parents have also paid more and more attention to children’s deciduous tooth health care, but there are still many misunderstandings. Today, let’s talk about common problems in deciduous tooth health care.
First, when the baby grows what teeth in what?
Deciduous teeth do not begin to develop only after birth. In fact, when the baby is born, deciduous teeth have already developed in the gums.
1. The normal teething time of the baby
Generally speaking, a baby of about 6 months old will grow the first incisor in the middle of the lower row, and 20 deciduous teeth will grow by about 2.5 years old.
There are obvious individual differences in the time when the baby grows teeth, but as long as the nutrition is balanced and other aspects of the body develop normally, it is normal for the baby to grow teeth in his early teens, and parents need not worry too much.
2. In very few cases, teeth are not long and need medical treatment.
Of course, there are also very few cases. If there is no movement over 1 year old, X-ray examination can be used after 1 year old and 3 months to see if it is [congenital toothless germ].
If all teeth delay growth and are accompanied by other developmental problems, systemic diseases or severe nutritional imbalance should be considered.
3. Early tooth sprouting is not necessarily a good thing.
It is worth mentioning that some babies have teeth erupting at birth or shortly after birth. Early sprouting teeth usually have not formed their roots and are often easy to fall off, which may be swallowed into the belly or even inhaled into the airway by the baby, leading to serious consequences.
Loose deciduous teeth that erupt prematurely are best pulled out as soon as possible. Although some teeth that erupt prematurely do not loosen, they will rub the baby’s delicate tongue and intraoral mucosa and form ulcers, which also need to be adjusted and ground by a dentist.
4. Baby’s tusks generally do not affect eating.
When teeth erupt, the baby may have a certain degree of discomfort, but generally it will not affect eating.
During the eruption, the baby’s gums are pushed against by the underlying deciduous teeth, but they cannot penetrate through this layer of meat, which may cause swelling and itching. The baby may show irritability or like to bite to relieve this discomfort.
At this stage, parents can give the baby a toy that can bite, or they can massage the baby’s gums with their fingers to make the teeth erupt smoothly.
Second, how should the baby’s deciduous teeth be protected?
Dental caries, that is, caries teeth, is what we call long [worm teeth]. Compared with permanent teeth, deciduous teeth are more prone to caries.
1. Does caries of deciduous teeth need to be repaired?
The quality of deciduous teeth has an important impact on the healthy development of the baby. Although it will gradually be replaced by permanent teeth, once caries occurs in deciduous teeth, on the one hand, it will affect the chewing function and nutrition intake of the baby during this period. On the other hand, deciduous teeth caries or fall off in advance will interfere with the eruption of permanent teeth at this position, so the caries of the baby should be handled in time.
Deciduous teeth are more prone to caries than permanent teeth, and secondary caries after repair are more common than permanent teeth. Once the baby’s deciduous teeth suffer from caries, after receiving treatment, parents should also take the baby to recheck once every 3 months and treat the problem in time.
2. When did what start brushing his baby’s teeth?
Once the first deciduous tooth erupts, parents should begin to pay attention to the cleaning of the baby’s teeth.
At the beginning, parents can use gauze or cotton swabs dipped in water to wipe their teeth. After the baby is used to cleaning his teeth every day, he can brush his teeth with a small head and soft hair toothbrush and gradually use a small amount of toothpaste. In addition, after eating sugar and drinking drinks with high sugar content, he should rinse his mouth in time.
At the age of two and a half to three, after the child has the ability to be independent, he should pay attention to the hygiene habits of brushing his teeth in the morning and evening and gargling after meals. Parents should demonstrate patiently and practice repeatedly during guidance, and never interrupt at will.
3. Apart from brushing your teeth carefully, are there any other measures to prevent your baby from growing [worm teeth]?
For example, fluoride is applied, i.e. Fluorine-containing preparations are regularly applied to the tooth surface of babies, and the corrosion resistance of enamel is improved through the local action of fluorine and teeth, i.e. The caries resistance of teeth is improved.
In addition, the probability of long [worm teeth] is different in each part of the teeth, so we can seal the most vulnerable parts (such as the pit and fissure of the occlusal surface of the teeth) with sealant, which can play a better role in preventing caries. This is called [pit and fissure sealing] and is also a common and effective preventive measure.
Three, deciduous teeth are not neat?
We all hope that the baby can have a healthy and beautiful teeth, and parents will pay special attention to the arrangement of the baby’s teeth. The arrangement of deciduous teeth is different from that of permanent teeth, and there will be some temporary irregularities. Although most of them do not need special treatment, there are still some matters needing attention.
Parents should avoid the baby’s frequent finger sucking, lip sucking, tongue spitting and other actions, so as not to affect jaw development.
If the baby’s deciduous teeth fall off prematurely, they should go to the oral hospital for [gap maintenance] treatment, otherwise the development and eruption of permanent teeth will be affected.
If the baby appears [the earth wraps the sky], that is, the lower tooth wraps the upper tooth, the 4-year-old or so will begin to correct, so as not to hinder the development of jaws. If you miss the golden treatment time, it will be more complicated to want to correct later, which also increases the possibility of surgical correction after adulthood.
A healthy tooth is very important to the baby’s development, and developing good diet and oral hygiene habits from an early age is also of great benefit to the baby’s life. Of course, you should also seek the help of professional dentists on a regular basis to keep the baby’s teeth functional and beautiful in appearance.