Nine Things Parents Should Know about Children’s Teeth Change

My teeth moved ~

This is a landmark remark. Children’s tooth replacement may last for six years or even longer. In the process, deciduous teeth will gradually fall off and permanent teeth will slowly grow out.

Neat teeth can not only bring confidence to children, but also reduce the incidence of periodontitis and other diseases. Parents must pay attention to [this trivial matter], understand necessary physiological knowledge and give children correct guidance.

One drop, one long

Children have 20 deciduous teeth, usually all three years old. Usually the order in which they fall off is the same as the order in which they grow.

At the age of 6 or so, the incisors in the lower row usually fall off first, followed by the incisors in the upper row. In the lower permanent teeth slowly push, before replacing deciduous teeth, deciduous teeth generally will not loosen.

Children’s tooth loss usually occurs as early as 4 years old and as late as 7 years old. Generally speaking, the earlier teeth grow, the earlier they fall off.

If the child starts to change teeth before the age of 4, he or she needs to consult a dentist to eliminate possible underlying diseases. Similarly, if the child does not start to change teeth by the age of 8, it is best to consult a dentist and take X-rays for evaluation.

How to [send] deciduous teeth?

1. If you can’t lose your deciduous teeth, you need a doctor.

Try not to pull the tooth (especially the big tooth with root) before it falls off, because this will cause the root to break and cannot be pulled out, which is more susceptible to infection.

In addition, when the permanent teeth have erupted but the deciduous teeth have not fallen off, you must find a doctor to pull out the deciduous teeth.

2. Caries of deciduous teeth should be treated.

Many parents mistakenly believe that [children’s deciduous tooth caries need not be cared about, but should be changed anyway]. However, if dental caries is not treated in time, it is likely to lead to permanent tooth caries, facial changes, irregular teeth, malnutrition, even arthritis, nephritis, etc. Therefore, deciduous tooth caries must be treated as soon as possible.

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3. Don’t be careless when you lose your teeth accidentally.

Xiong Haizi is full of vitality and is always bound to bump and bump. If the child’s deciduous teeth fall off unexpectedly too early, it will affect the arrangement of other deciduous teeth, thus affecting the eruption of permanent teeth. Therefore, if the deciduous teeth fall off too early, you should also see the dentist, who will customize the [gap holder] according to the situation to avoid the displacement of the teeth on both sides.

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How to [greet] permanent teeth?

1. [Large Die] Don’t worry about

The newly-grown incisors will look larger, so many parents worry about becoming [big dies]. In fact, this kind of worry is unnecessary, because with age, the face will develop again, while the teeth will not grow again.

2. New permanent teeth are loose, don’t be afraid

It is normal that newly erupted teeth may loosen a little, because the root of the new tooth is still developing. When the root becomes thicker and stronger, the looseness will disappear.

Step 3 Brush your teeth carefully

Maintaining a healthy oral environment during tooth replacement is very important for the eruption of permanent teeth, so more attention should be paid to brushing teeth. Replace toothbrushes every two or three months to ensure the best condition of toothbrushes and reduce the breeding of harmful bacteria. Fluoride toothpaste is recommended to reduce the risk of dental caries.

Step 4 Correct bad habits

Stop children from licking loose teeth, biting pens and other habits, because this may affect the eruption of permanent teeth and the neatness of teeth.

Step 5: Eat more hard food

During tooth replacement, children should often chew fruits and other [hard objects] instead of soft food. Eating more hard food and chewing more during tooth replacement is more conducive to maxillofacial development.

6. Care [6-year-old teeth]

The permanent molars erupted at the age of 6 are called [six-year-old teeth], which are responsible for the most important chewing tasks. In addition, they are large in volume, have more pits and fissure on the surface, are easy to retain food residues, and are not easy to clean after the position is relatively large, so caries is easy to occur. Therefore, it is usually recommended to seal the pits and fissure and focus on cleaning when brushing teeth.

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