How to Care for Your Child's Teeth

Author: Dr. Nhan Tam View: 607
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Caring for children's teeth to be beautiful and strong is an issue that many parents are concerned about. Nhan Tam Dental Clinic will help parents by revealing 5 "golden" secrets in the process of taking care of children's teeth below!

Monitor the process of baby teeth growth, tooth replacement and permanent teeth growth in children

The health and aesthetics of children's teeth depends greatly on the process of teeth growth and replacement in children. Children will grow their first baby tooth at about 6 months of age and begin to replace teeth at about 6 years of age. By the age of 13, children have completed the tooth replacement process and have complete permanent teeth.

During the time children grow baby teeth, change teeth and grow permanent teeth, parents need to pay close attention and monitor them. Because many problems can occur such as teething too early/too late. Children lose baby teeth before their age or baby teeth do not fall out when permanent teeth grow.

If the process of teething and tooth replacement is not favorable, the risk of the child being born with missing teeth or teeth growing crooked, protruding, underbite, etc. will increase, affecting the child's chewing function and aesthetics.

Teeth growth and replacement schedule in children

In order for children's teeth to be beautiful, even, and strong, parents need to monitor whether the teething and tooth replacement process has any of the above abnormalities. If so, you need to take your child to the dentist for examination and timely treatment.

Instruct children on proper oral hygiene

Oral hygiene is extremely important to help keep your baby's teeth healthy. Right from birth, parents need to pay attention to cleaning the gums, tongue and oral cavity by washing the mouth with physiological saline.

When children grow teeth, parents need to help them brush their teeth according to the dentist's instructions. For older children who can brush their teeth themselves, they need to be supported and monitored until they can brush their teeth fluently and properly.

You need to brush your teeth at least twice a day, morning and evening. After each meal, rinse your mouth and remove leftovers with dental floss. After cleaning your teeth, you can use salt water or a specialized mouthwash solution to kill bacteria that are harmful to your teeth.

Parents should also consult a doctor to choose a toothbrush and toothpaste suitable for their child's age.

When properly cleaned, children's teeth will be strong and healthy, limiting diseases such as tooth decay, gingivitis... At the same time, it also reduces common diseases in children such as rhinitis, pharyngitis, inflammation A, and intestinal inflammation. respiratory tract, mouth sores...

Instruct children on proper oral hygiene

Create a habit of regular dental check-ups

Most parents still do not pay attention to giving their children regular dental check-ups, but only take them to the dentist when their teeth have problems. This leads to the fact that when some children go to the doctor, their tooth condition is serious, tooth decay has entered the pulp...

Therefore, parents need to create a habit for their children to have regular check-ups every 6 months at a good, quality dental clinic, so that the doctor can clean their teeth and assist in removing tartar, and at the same time check the development process. development of teeth and jawbone.

If there are abnormalities such as crooked teeth, protruding teeth, underbite, etc., the doctor will promptly provide pre-orthodontic or orthodontic solutions...

Create a habit of regular dental check-ups for children

Scientific lifestyle, healthy diet

To protect children's dental health, in addition to daily oral hygiene, adults need to build a scientific lifestyle and healthy diet for children.

One of the leading causes of tooth decay in children is the habit of eating sweets and snacks. Children love foods high in sugar such as cakes, candy, and soft drinks.

These foods are also the favorites of bacteria that are harmful to teeth. They will decompose the sugar in foods that stick to the teeth to create acids that corrode tooth enamel, destroy tooth enamel and form cavities.

Children have tooth decay

Therefore, for children's teeth to be beautiful and strong, parents need to feed them nutritious foods, limit foods rich in sugar, let them rinse their mouth and clean their teeth thoroughly, and increase foods that are good for their teeth such as eggs. , milk, cheese, fish, seafood, green vegetables...

Eliminate habits that are harmful to your teeth

Bad habits such as thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, sucking, drinking a bottle while sleeping, biting hard objects... also contribute to making teeth easily misaligned or cracked, chipped... If children have these habits, parents should practice them. Let children gradually quit. Please replace it with good habits like brushing your teeth, having dental check-ups... okay!

Above are the secrets to making children's teeth beautiful, even, and strong that parents can apply to help their children have good oral health and a beautiful, confident smile in the future. If you need free consultation on your baby's dental condition, parents can contact us via Hotline 0338 56 5678.