Healthy Teeth for Healthy Kids – Tips for Parents and Caregivers

It is true that you form a healthy and beautiful smile of your child. It’s not just about the genetic code, but also healthy habits that will set them on the right spot in the jaw, and there preserved for years.


Taking care of the dental health of the child starts in the mother’s womb

The shape, size and color of the teeth are hereditary traits, while their structure can significantly affect the correct hygienic – dietetic regime. To keep your teeth in the prenatal period adequately developed and well-mineralized it is essential to intake food rich in vitamins A, D, C and B-complex vitamins, as well as numerous oligominerals among which stand out the calcium and phosphorus in the form of phosphate.

Teeth in which the synthesis of dentin and enamel are not adequately completed in the womb were reduced biological value, they are often brittle and break down.

The role of fluoride in the synthesis of hard dental tissues is indisputable. Their daily intake starting from the fourth month of pregnancy, the teeth in the jaws of unborn babies become better mineralized and therefore more resistant to degradation by cariogenic bacteria. Certain amounts of fluoride a child after birth and can be transferred into breast milk. With the intake of fluoride should continue in childhood until the age of twelve when he finally ends the process of tooth mineralization.

Proper diet regime and continuous incorporation of calcium, phosphorus and fluoride in the tissues of the teeth become strong and resistant to pathogenic agents.

The most common dental disease of children is dental caries

It can occur immediately after their emergence, the primary teeth in the form of a circle that envelops them completely. This “circular cavities” creates a lot of trouble a to the patient. The pain occurs in the consumption of food and beverages, kid weaker progresses and hardly we can help him because she is unable to submit any intervention in the mouth. Circular caries is called baby bottle caries because it challenged the sweet drinks that provide infants in a bottle with a teat or dummy dipped in honey, a trick that mothers use to calm your baby. With regard to age, decay is removed with a sharp hand instruments in order to keep your teeth as long as possible in the child’s mouth.

Children’s milk teeth are not resistant nor to other species and localization of dental caries and it can occur in acute and chronic form on some or all of their teeth. His progression may arise dental pulp disease, gangrene teeth or cysts on the tips of the roots. These are painful conditions that result in premature extraction of milk teeth.

Challengers caries are bacteria that break down sugars, which means that eating sweet foods favors the emergence and development. This does not mean that our children should be banned candy. Sugary foods should be taken with main meals, in order to buffer systems saliva cope with zones of high natural acidity.

If your child all day something chewing, saliva buffering systems are worn out and their anti-cariogenic effect of weakening. The decision is also in tooth brushing after every meal. However, such discipline we can rarely expect from much older and more responsible, it is enough to wash your teeth twice a day, morning and evening.

This “circular cavities” creates a lot of trouble to the patient.

Early loss of milk dentition prevents to a patient proper nutrition

The lack of teeth in the front of the fork a child is seen as an aesthetic handicap, which can lead to self-consciousness and to avoid contact with their peers. The loss of milk tooth loss is a stimulant for the development of adequate transverse jaw and loss of guard space for setting permanent teeth. Children who prematurely removed the teeth of the first dentition almost always have underdeveloped jaw which can’t accommodate all the permanent teeth. Consequential malocclusion in terms of tilt and rotation of teeth, or half of a particular eruption of teeth, it is difficult to remove and require a long-standing commitment to the therapist and the child. Cooperation with the attending physician and the involvement of the whole family in providing support for the child to wear braces key to successful treatment.

With oral hygiene teeth begins immediately after their emergence

While the child does not start just to brush their teeth for it must ensure parents. Early create positive habits and information about the importance of daily hygiene of oral health will significantly reduce the likelihood of gum disease and tooth. Child need throughout life to have nurture habits formed in the family and walk through life with a beautiful and healthy smile.

On the market there are numerous means to keep things oral hygiene intended childhood. Brushing should use fewer toothbrushes and pastes that contain fluoride. Toothpaste for children pleasant taste and smell and is harmful to their stomach if they are ingested during tooth brushing in small quantities. Adoption of proper models of tooth brushing and brushing them in the direction of eruption (“up like when it rains, and down as if the grass grow”) are important as the proper selection of accessories for hygiene. Until a child is overcome brushing technique should help him and the whole ritual turn into an interesting game. It will soon become his oral hygiene habits established without which would be difficult to go to bed.

Children are normally afraid of the dentist

We are a little bit scary-looking dental chairs and instruments, there crept and fault parents. Themselves unpleasant experiences in dental offices, and pain and suffering should never recount in front of children.

Its case the child should be directed to the dentist to accept as a friend, and that his visit to the dental office to be friendly. If the visit to the dentist starts on time, they will be reduced to a routine control, pleasant conversation and fluoridation of teeth.

The occurrence of dental caries involves the treatment and tooth fillings that small patient can be annoying and painful. If the pathological processes in the mouth progressed painful interventions can see him create fear and resistance to the dentist who later much harder to overcome.

Early recognition of malocclusion can greatly facilitate their treatment to the teeth set in the proper sequence. Sometimes to set the teeth in the correct position is enough exercises that the child on a daily basis with the help of parents to perform at home.

Therefore, we should accept responsibility. Parents are the ones who create children behavior patterns in different areas of life. If we accept that prevention is more than half of health, proper hygiene and early dental treatment fox your child visit the dentist any inconvenience.

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