Caring for decayed baby teeth is painful for the child and costly for the parents. The best treatment recommended by dentists and the NEB is prevention. Here are some helpful tips for caring for your baby’s baby’s milk teeth.
1. BRUSH BABY’S MILK TEETH AS SOON AS THEY COME IN
It is essential to introduce brushing into your little one’s daily life as soon as the first teeth appear, and above all to wash them thoroughly every day. For that, it will be necessary to equip you with a small flexible toothbrush especially conceived for the babies, but also a toothpaste adapted to the age of your child.
2. DO NOT GIVE SWEETENED DRINKS
Whether it is to protect teeth or for a balanced diet, sweetened beverages are to be banned from the daily life of toddlers. So we banish sodas but also syrups to offer only water and milk to baby, as well as to older children.
3. NOT TO LET BABY GO TO BED WITH A BOTTLE
You may not know it, but milk contains fermentable carbohydrates. If a child drinks a bottle of milk overnight, his mouth acidity will be continuous in order to attack bacteria and hydrates. But conversely, the salivary action is diminished during the night. And saliva acts as a buffer against the oral acidity. In the absence of salivation, this acidity as well as the hydrates, but also the bacteria present in the mouth of baby, will lead to the formation of what is called “the decay of the bottle”.
4. GOING TO THE DENTIST EVERY YEAR
An annual visit to the dentist is important from your child’s early years for several reasons: first of all, so that the dentist can check your child’s mouth and oral health, but also so that your little one is used to going to the dentist and is not stressed or anxious if he has to go to the dentist one day to treat a cavity or other dental problem.
5 . OBSERVE YOUR LITTLE ONE’S TEETH
If going to the dentist at least once a year is an appointment you don’t want to miss, you don’t have to wait a whole year to make sure your child doesn’t get cavities. Remember to check your child’s mouth and teeth regularly. If you see small white or lightly colored stains on his teeth, make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. With timely treatment, cavities can be removed without having to pull the diseased tooth.