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TOOTH DECAY IN BABY TEETH. HOW TO ACT?

March 30, 2019

We are increasingly aware of oral health from very early ages, however for different reasons may appear certain cavities in milk teeth, let’s see the main reasons, how to detect them and see what to do with them.

A child does not have to have cavities, as we have said before can sometimes appear, can be for different reasons, let’s see some, so we can avoid bad habits or correct them.

Inadequate hygiene: At certain ages brushing can be a bit of a hassle, and doing so can be hard work, it is advisable for the adult to make the child see that brushing can be fun (inventing some animated story) or even do it at the same time. It is important to check the final brushing.

Food rich in sugars: A diet with excess sugars such as sweets, pastries, soft drinks, juices, etc. can increase the risk of tooth decay in baby teeth.

Poor Enamel, genetic predisposition: In this case, it is not because of a bad habit, it is something that the child suffers, and it will be easier for caries to appear, the only thing we can do is to be more alert, avoid the previous point of the diet as much as possible and have a more exhaustive hygiene control.

What to do if we have a cavity in a baby tooth.

When we have a milk cavity IF we must fill it. Children must be treated for cavities and avoid infections, bruises and pains. We cannot leave the damaged piece, it is a focus of infection that can have repercussions, it can even affect the permanent piece that will have a very important function tomorrow.

Baby teeth have several functions: Chewing, aesthetic and serves as a guide for the eruption of the final denture. If we lose milk teeth prematurely, the spaces close and the adequate eruption of the definitive teeth is altered, the teeth appear later in an incorrect position or they can even be retained inside the maxillary bone, as there is no space for them to come out.

For this reason, I would like to emphasize modifying as much as possible the diet rich in sugars, have an exhaustive brushing, reviewed by an adult, and make periodic check-ups with your trusted Pediatric Dentist.

In Asisa Dental our Odontopediatras oversee taking care and curing the smiles of the smallest of the house, in a close, affectionate and amusing way, until the moment of the Tooth Fairy.