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DO WE KNOW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF OUR BABIES’ MOUTHS?

June 30, 2019

ORAL HEALTH FROM 0 TO 3 YEARS.

Tooth decay is now the most common chronic disease in childhood, a child with cavities in the temporary teeth will probably be an adult with cavities.

RISK FACTORS.

Insufficient oral hygiene, bottle breeding or constant breastfeeding. If a child falls asleep while being fed, it is important that parents clean their teeth immediately afterwards, introducing the clean index finger, and moving gently and circularly along the surface of the gums, their lateral faces, the inside of the cheeks, the palate and the tongue. You can also wrap your finger in a gauze, previously moistened so as not to erode its mucous membranes.

It is not advisable to add sugar or honey to the bottle.

When the time comes for complementary feeding, do not try your food with the cutlery you use for it, nor blow on the food to cool it. Bacteria can be transmitted from saliva and the bacterial flora of babies is different from that of adults. For the same reason, you should never try a bottle to know if it is at the right temperature or clean the pacifier with our mouth.

The use of the bottle and the pacifier should be gradually abandoned around 12 months, avoiding exceeding 2 years in the case of the pacifier.

ORAL HYGIENE.

The earlier oral hygiene is started, the less likely it is that tooth decay will develop, this responsibility will be of the parents at least until the child acquires sufficient skill, it is considered that the child is autonomous from 7-10 years, and at this age the night brushing should be especially supervised.

From the fourth month of life should begin massaging the gums, when the first teeth appear should begin with toothbrushing at least 2 times a day.

A VISIT TO THE PEDIATRIC DENTIST.

The child must visit the pediatric dentist after the first teeth have erupted.

It is important that from an early age child are approached to the world of dentistry through games so that they understand their importance in maintaining proper oral health.

In our clinics you will find pediatric dentists with a great medical formation and specialized in treatments with the children, you can make a visit with and without insurance. 

Mamen Ayora Supervisora, Asisa Dental Almería Clinic