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A guide for the dental health of children

child-dentist1_3243176b-large_trans++pJliwavx4coWFCaEkEsb3kvxIt-lGGWCWqwLa_RXJU8Tooth decay is the number one dental problem in preschool children, but can be prevented. Ensure that children have good dental habits from a young age will help them grow up with healthy smiles. The following is important information about how to care for your child ‘s teeth from birth to 24 months of age and older.

Baby teeth are important!

Tooth decay can develop as early as the first tooth appears. It is important to take care of baby teeth of your baby because they mark the position for the final teeth. If baby teeth fall out too early, the remaining teeth can move and leave no room for the permanent teeth grow. Tooth decay in baby teeth can be painful and cause health problems such as infections that can sometimes be life threatening. It can also cause problems taunts and language development.

How to set freedom dental for your children

From birth to 12 months

From 12 to 24 months

24 months

Food and dental caries

Parents, especially if they have a history of decay can spread germs that cause cavities and gum disease if they share food or drinks with their children. Germs can also be spread when parents spend the tongue spoon, fork or pacifier their children. It is therefore important that parents do not share food or drinks with their children. The following are other ways in which parents can help prevent tooth decay in babies and children:

What is a cavity?

Your child ‘s teeth are protected by an outer layer called the enamel. The tooth decayoccurs when bacteria from the mouth mix with the sugar in food and drinks. Germs then produce acids that destroy enamel. Teeth chopped have holes in the enamel caused by tooth decay.

 

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