Why are baby teeth are important?
Why are milk teeth important?
Milk teeth are very important as they have to last about 6-1 O years until the permanent set grows. teeth. If teeth are removed before their natural time to fall out, space for the permanent teeth can be lost. This can lead to problems like crowding of the adult teeth.
Why are baby teeth important?
Your child's baby teeth are important. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile. Baby teeth also keep a space in the jaw for the adult teeth. 11 a baby tooth is lost too early, the teeth beside it may dnft into the empty space. When it's time for the adult teeth to come in, there may not be enough room. This can make the teeth crooked or crowded.
How can baby bottle tooth decay be prevented?
Sometimes parents do not realize that a baby's teeth can decay soon after they appear in the mouth. By the time decay is noticed, it may be too late to save the teeth. You can help prevent this from happening to your child by following the tips below:
- After each feeding, wipe the baby's gums with a clean gauze pad . Begin brushing your child's teeth when the first tooth erupts. Clean and massage gums in areas that remain toothless, and begin flossing when all the baby teeth have erupted, usually by age 2 or 2 1/2.
- Never allow your child to fall asleep with a bottle containing milk, formula, fruit juice or sweetened liquids.
- If your child needs a comforter be1ween regular feedings, at night, or during naps, give the child a clean pacifier recommended by your dentist or physician. Never give your child a pacifier dipped in any sweet liquid.
- Avoid filling your child's bottle with liquids such as sugar water and soft drinks.
- If your local water supply does not contain fluoride (a substance that helps prevent tooth decay), ask your dentist how your child should get it.
- Start dental visits by the child's first birthday. Make visits regularly. If you think your child has dental problems, take the child to the dentist as soon as possible.
Fluoride: Nature's Cavity Fighter
Fluoride is effective in preventing and reversing t,he early signs of dental caries (tooth decay). Researchers have shown that there are several ways through which fluoride achieves its decay preventive effects.! makes the tooth structure stronger, so teeth are more resistant to acid attacks. Acid is formed when the bacteria in plaque break down sugars and carbohydrates from the diet.
fluoride is obtained in two forms: topical and systemic. Topical fluorides strengthen teeth already present in the mouth making them more decay-resistant. Topical fluorides include toothpastes, mouth rinses and professionally applied fluoride therapies.
- Sealing enamel pits and fissures of teeth to aid in the prevention of Cavities.
- Contains and releases fluoride.
- Bonds to enamel.
- Ideal for pediatric sealant applications.
- Treatment of site-specific sensitivity.
- Exposed root surfaces.
- Protecting newly cleaned surfaces following scaling and root planing.
- Site-specific protective coating for at-risk surfaces
- Around orthodontic brackets (after bracket installation)
- Around tooth jewelry
- Surfaces susceptible to acid erosion
- Non-cavitated lesions (white spots)
- Partially erupted molars