Every parent should be made aware of the importance of brushing and flossing his or her baby’s teeth. Baby teeth are much more sensitive to decay than adult teeth, and a baby cannot fully break down the plaque that causes cavities in adult teeth. Also, as a dentist, I(Nishkarsh Jaiswal) always recommend that parents brush their baby’s first few teeth before starting to let him or her start to chew on solid foods.
Now I will tell you about a few important things that every parent needs to know about their baby teeth and how to take care of it.
A good tooth brushing regimen is must
Starting a baby on a good tooth brushing regimen will help him develop healthy teeth. You should fix time to brush his or her teeth. If parents fail to brush and floss regularly, there is an increased risk of cavities and gum disease in a baby. A healthy baby will be able to properly chew his or her food and will be able to drink enough fluids without any problems.
Baby teeth are more sensitive to decay
You should also make it a point to check the condition of your baby’s gums regularly. Baby teeth are more sensitive to decay and plaque build-up, and if a baby’s gums are inflamed and sore, it can make eating uncomfortable for the baby. As the baby gets older, his or her gums will probably start to heal up, but it is important for parents to continue to brush and floss just as they did when the baby was small. Tooth decay is a normal problem, but it can lead to some very serious problems for the child if it isn’t stopped as soon as possible.
Dental visit for regular cleaning
It is recommended that parents start baby on a two-month dental program while he or she is still relatively young. This program usually consists of twice a year for professional cleanings, as well as at least one general brushing session with baby’s parents. When a child has his or her first dental appointment, the dental hygienist should be able to gauge the overall health of the teeth. If the teeth look healthy, then there should be no problems with tooth decay or if the baby is simply having trouble keeping the teeth clean properly.
Balanced diet is also essential
A balanced diet is also essential for your child’s teeth and mouth health. If you don’t give your child the proper nutrition when they are young, it will just carry over into their adult life. Just because your child need sugar or salt doesn’t mean that they should be eating a lot of them. You should be getting your child plenty of fruits and vegetables, along with a few dairy products. Dairy products are great because they contain calcium, which is important for their growing bones.
Use natural toothpaste
There are other important things every parent should know about toothpaste and baby’s teeth. For instance, you should only use natural toothpaste that contains fruit and natural flavors. They will taste a lot better than commercial products. Also, natural toothpaste is generally less likely to cause irritation to your baby’s gums and teeth. It is important to brush your baby’s teeth right after using the toothpaste, especially if you are using a natural toothpaste.
Reasons to Visit Paediatric Dentist
The first reason to visit a paediatric dentist for your child is safety. A paediatric dentist has had specialized training to deal with children and their teeth. These professionals work with emergency dental issues and preventative care for children of all ages. They can diagnose and treat conditions such as cavities, bad breath, gum disease and other dental issues. If your child visits a paediatric dentist regularly, he or she will be able to avoid these issues before they arise.
Second reason to see a professional is for preventative care. A good dental professional will use age-specific techniques to check for tooth decay at an early age. This will help your child to develop a healthy mouth early. This will also help them to have less cavities later in life. By doing this early prevention, you can cut down on the cost of overall dental care costs.
These are just a few of the reasons to consider making a trip to the dentist a weekly or monthly habit. Children can benefit from many aspects of oral health care. There are several great programs available for them that will allow them access to top notch dental professionals at reasonable prices. The sooner you start, the sooner you will have the smile your child deserves.
I always recommend parents who contact me regarding baby dental issue, not to ignore any sort of problem in your baby teeth. Dental Care is very important for your child. The earlier you can start caring for your baby’s teeth, the better off they will be. If you think that your baby hasn’t learned how to brush their own teeth yet, it is time that you make a change. No matter how small your baby may be, if they have any kind of dental issue, you need to get them checked out by an orthodontist as soon as possible. This way you will be able to prevent any serious dental issues from developing in the future.