Children should become “friends” with the dentist starting at an early age to keep a good oral health. Receiving lessons on how to brush your teeth and maintain a clean, perfect smile will help keep teeth condition good for a lifetime.
Although we know that kids have milk teeth and that behind them will appear new teeth, it is not good to lose the first teeth ahead of time since they could leave spaces that the permanent teeth will occupy obstructing the way for others. That is what happens to children you see with cluttered or too crooked teeth.
So if your child loses a tooth too early, the dentist may recommend a “space maintainer” so that the permanent teeth do not occupy a place that does not belong to them.
Cavities can even appear on babies. Even if you do not see their teeth, they are appearing incipiently from the gum. Encourage your children to visit the dentist starting from a year of age and add positive eating habits to their smiles such as eating foods high in fiber (carrots, celery, apple), dairy products, green leafy vegetables, as well as the right consumption of water.
Between the ages of 3 and 4, if your child continues to use a pacifier or sucking a finger, he or she should call attention to it, as it will cause problems such as loss of baby teeth too early in addition to deforming the child’s palate.
It is important to control the bite in children when they begin to have definitive teeth since a poor bite can generate stacked or crooked teeth that hinder good brushing and can lead to gum disease. This occurs when tartar builds up between spaces. In the long run, the gums may swell and bleed.
The worst thing that can happen is to acquire Periodontitis which causes the teeth to loosen and come out. Therefore, anything that hinders good brushing is a problem to solve.
In addition with a defective bite, some teeth can be worn out before others since they are used more.
If you help your child take care of himself at an early age, he will be thankful for it his whole life.