I myself personally have never complained about dental problems. But then at my eldest daughter at an early age I began to notice some problems and decided to fight them right away so as not to run and not aggravate them.
I noticed my daughter had an unpleasant smell from her mouth. Then she began to complain that she had a toothache. We went to a pediatric dentist who found a hole in us. The baby was not afraid, behaved well, and we made a temporary seal. I was very worried, and firmly decided for myself to monitor further the state of her teeth.
Perhaps this is the most common problem of teeth in most children. Caries can occur even at a very early age. It is necessary to ensure that the crumb is not fond of sugary drinks, such as: juice, sweet tea, soda. You also need to limit it in sweets. Confectionery products due to the huge amount of sucrose adversely affect the condition of the teeth.
My friend fed her daughter milk formulas. She had to stay up all night, because the baby did not get enough. Unfortunately, it is at night that saliva is practically not excreted, because of the zasaharu that is found in milk mixtures, the bacteria multiply actively, which leads to bottle caries, as it is called.
Having experience with my daughter, I advised her to walk more during the day in the open air, especially before going to bed, so that she would sleep soundly at night and not wake up. When she switched to complementary foods, there were no problems at all – the goddaughter began to actively eat and sleep well at night.
Caries in older age
In preschool children, caries arises from the fact that bacteria multiply from food debris. It is very important to monitor the hygiene of the teeth and brush your teeth in time to avoid problems. Enamel of primary teeth, unlike the teeth of an adult, is distinguished by its vulnerability and subtlety. Enamel is very quickly destroyed by lactic acid, which arises from the proliferation of bacteria.
The surface of the teeth becomes accessible to bacteria, they get to the main tooth tissue, where the tooth is destroyed very quickly. I know that if a child has something to hurt, then you feel this pain yourself. So it is better not to allow this, because toothache is unbearable.
Naturally, it is better not to allow such problems with teeth. After going to the dentist, my daughter and I came to the conclusion that we would take care of our teeth so that they no longer hurt. In principle, we have always adhered to a healthy diet, but still decided to lean more on vegetables, fruits and dairy products.
I also forbade our relatives to bring us sweets and all kinds of sweets. The best gift would be a book with beautiful pictures, a puzzle or a developing toy, rather than candy, which consists of non-natural substances and dyes. Some listened, some did not. But here my daughter made herself felt, which I, frankly speaking, did not expect.
She said that she did not need to bring sweets so that she did not have to treat her teeth every month. As an alternative to sweets, I began to give dried fruits, dried in a dryer, bananas, kiwi, apples. My daughter liked my invention, and it was also very useful.
Tips from my own experience
I always make sure that my children brush their teeth twice a day – in the morning and in the evening. The eldest daughter was so fascinated by this ritual that she taught her brother to him, who only got 4 teeth, at that time he was 9 months old. She brushed his teeth herself, but he did not resist. She also rinsed her mouth after a meal, and especially when a meeting with a sweet was inevitable.
In our family, it is not customary to have a snack between meals. And it is right. This is especially true for sweets. They not only spoil the appetite, but also harm the teeth. My husband, as for me, is very spoiled, loves to eat when he wants, and what he wants. We had to retrain him to eat with everyone and put a taboo on the sweet. It worked! He began to visit the dentist less often and lost weight.
In addition to caries, there are many other problems with teeth. To avoid them, you need to monitor their condition, adhering to basic hygiene. Baby teeth are replaced with permanent ones, but it is very important to keep them healthy and beautiful. Regular brushing and timely treatment can help prevent dental problems. Did your children have dental problems and how did you treat them?