How to treat tooth decay in toddlers
The appearance of caries.
The main problem and cause ofCaries is poor hygiene of teeth and mouth. In children, the appearance of caries can contribute to a very long use of the nipple. Toddlers who find it difficult to switch from a bottle to ordinary drinking from a mug are at risk of bottle caries. With such a disease, the lesion primarily goes to the front walls of the teeth, and then develops throughout the tooth region. Caries in babies can appear as a result of overeating sweet, because children are big sweeties. Try to replace sweets, fruits, cookies, marmalade, pastries. And give the sweet child only after breakfast and dinner, but after that make sure to clean the teeth. It is very difficult for children to live without sweets, but the use of sweets should be moderately limited. And that your baby is not tempted by the kind of sweet, just try not to buy it, and not eat it yourself. Talk to family members, relatives, friends who bring a lot of sweets to your baby, let them replace it with fruits or toys. With poor oral hygiene, the teeth appear on the teeth, then all of this is oxidized and can contribute to the development of caries in the mouth. As soon as your baby's teeth begin to appear, surely buy him his toothpaste and brush, which should match his age. In order to avoid many problems, clean the child teeth twice a day.
Signs of caries.
Caries of milk teeth is divided into several types:
The initial is when the enamel of the teeth is covered with white specks of different size and shape, but there is no pain. It is necessary to treat them, because otherwise the spots will become very dark, black.
Superficial is when a defect in the tissues of the toothIs located in the enamel space. The cavity of caries in this case is light or dark in color. Pain appears only when eating sweet food or salty. To prevent, it is necessary to seal the cavity of the tooth.
Medium - the enamel of the tooth and part of the dentin (tissues inside the tooth) are affected. Pain can arise from sweet, salty, cold and hot. It is necessary to fill the cavity.
Deep - it affects the enamel of the tooth and dentin. All the treatment should depend on the pulp.
In children, usually tooth lesions happen veryOften in large numbers, especially when it's milk teeth. It also happens that several carious cavities appear in one tooth at a time. If caries is not treated, pulpitis of the teeth may occur. Therefore, parents are advised to be more vigilant in such cases.
If the child has dental plaque on his teeth,Necessarily take your child to the dentist, since you yourself can not remove it. Note whether your child complains of pain in the teeth when taking something hot or cold. If complaints are present, it means that the caries has penetrated into the deep places of your tooth. Without attention, this is not to be abandoned in any way.
For children from 2 to 5 years of age are very characteristicWhims and it can be very difficult to take them to a dentist and ask them to open their mouth. It happens so that no parents' persuasion helps. If your child does not allow you to treat your teeth, then in this case, use anesthesia. Anesthesia, this is one of the many options offered by modern dentistry. He does not bring a person much harm, but is only used strictly according to the testimony. Do it so that the child befriends the dentist and, in some cases, is not afraid of it. After all, this is a constant problem, which will have to face throughout life. Try to talk with the child, explain to him the whole essence and problem of dental treatment, try to adjust it to ensure that he never was afraid of dental treatment, explain how caries should be treated for him and necessary.
Prevention of caries in children.
Caries occurs in children at a very early age,Therefore it is necessary to carry out preventive maintenance to prevent the appearance of caries. Do preventive care should be from the beginning of the appearance of the first teeth, because to treat the babies tooth decay is very difficult. You can prevent tooth decay with various hygiene products. They include, first of all, toothpaste and a brush.
Than to clean a teeth?
Your child probably feels unpleasantTaste of toothpaste. In order that this does not happen, start to teach your child to toothpaste from the very first years of life. Make sure that the toothpaste corresponds to your child's age. Read the information on the toothpaste pack. At the age of up to three years, children do not know how to use toothpaste, and often swallow it, which is very harmful for the body. After all, the toothpaste contains a lot of harmful components. For your child's first teeth, use fingertips. This is a brush that is worn on the finger of the mother. Closer to two years, teach the baby to clean his teeth, buy him a small baby toothbrush. Note that you need to store the brush separately, with the bristle up. And before the process of cleaning your teeth, thoroughly rinse the brush in warm water.