The following are frequently asked questions and answers on the issue of dental care for children.
When to start dental care for children?
Time of teeth protruding from the gums (usually when the child is 5-9 months old) signaling that you start keeping your teeth and gums hygiene for children.
How to clean teeth and gums?
Use a damp soft cloth to clean the gum. When your child feels sturdy enough to use a toothbrush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a small brush. Can replace toothbrush regularly (about January 3 times) or the brush have signs of furry?
TIP: buy two brushes, one for you and one for children. Then, you can brush your teeth first and then help the child or vice versa.
Why keeping your child’s oral hygiene plays an important role?
The hygiene for baby’s first teeth is very important. Without teeth, the child’s speech will be affected; many children will not eat healthy foods and fewer smiles and lovely. The first teeth help keep the distance between the tooth preparations to facilitate the replacement teeth later.
Should I use toothpaste for children?
When a child is two years old, you can give a child to use toothpaste for children and should be used only a few. Toothpaste for children with special low-quality flour and more calcium supplement for young teeth.
When to take your child to the dentist?
The most appropriate time to be around only cradle. You should try to take your child to the dentist before the child is 3 years old. During the first visit, the dentist will evaluate your child’s jaw position, check the signs of tooth decay is and guide you how to dental care for children in the best way.
Is there any way to help them not be afraid to see the dentist?
Just equip your child before going to the dentist by reading children stories about the dentist or playing games “Same goes dentist” with teddy bears or dolls. Explain to your child why dentists prefer to wear masks, teach kids loud mouth open like a frog to the dentist. Remember; do not mention negative words such as “fear”, “needle”, “pain” or “drill”.
There are many mothers mentioned issues “Bottle Mouth”. So what is this phenomenon?
Baby bottle tooth decay is the decay phenomenon (usually incisors) by acid attacks tooth enamel. This condition occurs due to contact with certain liquids (except water) for too long. However, this phenomenon does not only occur in children who are bottle-fed but also encountered in children breastfed for too long.
To prevent baby bottle tooth decay, do the simple things:
- Only child a bottle or breastfeed while to meals and not to breastfeed while sleeping.
- Avoid giving your child to drink fruit juice, soft drinks and other sugary drinks in bottles.
- Teach your child to drink from a cup or a straw when the child is ready (usually, when the child is 1-year-old).
- Keeping good oral hygiene and regular tooth brushing.
Avoid which foods to keep children healthy teeth?
Avoid foods high in sugar, especially foods that can suck in the mouth long as sweets, soft drinks, and juices in bottles. Marshmallows contain vitamin C has also been recommended to be harmful to the teeth. Some nutritious foods such as dried fruits are also high in sugar. Therefore, your child should gargle after eating these foods.
Sucking hand habit is harmful to the child’s teeth later or not?
Certainly if this habit long after infancy can lead to skewed young teeth, coral teeth, and can alter the child’s upper jaw.
The basic principles of the child’s oral care are what?
Australian Dental Organization has taken the oral care instructions as follows:
- Eating nutritious foods, especially foods rich in calcium, less acid, and sugar.
- Eating snacks with more nutritious as cheese or fruit.
- Drink a lot of water.
- Brush your teeth gently and thoroughly with fluoride toothpaste at age 2-7 since.
- Use a soft bristle brush and a small brush.
- Brush your teeth at least two times one day (preferably after breakfast and at bedtime).
- Dental exams and do not wait until the problem teeth.
- Dental habit from childhood or at least when the children were three years old.
- If drinking water does not have fluoride substance, which should add to the flour quality child care?
- Quality flour is good for keeping healthy teeth. However, before your child fluoride supplements, you should consult with your dentist.
How to get to know your child is teething?
Some common symptoms when teething infants prepared as follows:
- Gums are swollen, red and may u up
- You can see a little white of developing teeth just below the gums
- Young or salivate, like bite or suck on objects
- Irritable child and any signs of pain
- To reduce the discomfort of the child, you can use paracetamol, the gel does not contain aspirin, and children chewing cold suck round
Are there any related teething illness phenomenon?
A lot of moms said that teething, children have the following symptoms: diaper rash, mild fever, mild diarrhea, sore and grouchy. However, there is no evidence to suggest that the phenomena related to the process of teething. You should not assume that teething causes these symptoms, but must consult the doctor.
When can children brush their teeth?
Usually, they are five years old; children will be brushing. However, you should help and monitor the child until the child is 7-8 years old.
Children’s teeth grow in what order?
Children’s teeth usually grow in the following order:
- Lower incisor
- Incisor on
- The maxillary incisors
- The mandibular incisors
- The first small teeth of the upper jaw
- The first small teeth of the lower jaw
- Maxillary canines
- Lower canines
- Second molars of mandible small
- Second molars small upper jaw
Children’s teeth are also called baby teeth