The formation of the teeth begins when the baby is still in the womb. The mother's febrile illnesses during pregnancy and medications used may adversely affect the baby's milk teeth. Children have 20 milk teeth. Milk teeth with birth after 6 months and begins to shed from the age of 6 years. Over time, the decayed milk teeth are completely replaced by permanent teeth at the age of 12-13.
Importance of primary teeth:
- Maintains permanent teeth. Permanent teeth makes guidance. If the primary teeth decay and are removed early, the role of natural preservation is eliminated. The side teeth are slid and the permanent teeth are crooked as there is no room for the teeth coming from below.
- It makes it easier to chew. Provides healthy nutrition. Without healthy and strong teeth, chewing difficulties occur. It is easier to digest if swallowed by chewing.
- Affects tooth structure.
- Ensures smooth development of speech.
- Effective in the development of jaw bones and facial muscles
- Restores the normal shape of the face
- Milk and permanent teeth coexist in the mouth. In the years of this change, if there is a decayed tooth in the mouth, the tendency of permanent teeth to decay increases.
In short, it is the only factor that will affect the whole future appearance of your baby.
ATTENTION:Don't be afraid that your child's milk teeth are intermittent. Permanent teeth that follow will fill these gaps. If your child's milk teeth are too tight or distorted, worry.
What to do to protect milk teeth?
To protect your baby's oral and dental health, you should:
- Your first responsibility for your baby begins during pregnancy. You should take care of your diet and be careful when using medication.
- First, do not add sugar to your baby's milk, food or any other food. This will return your child over time as a bruise, weight gain.
- After feeding your baby, including breastfeeding, up to the age of 2, wipe the teeth with a clean cotton swab.
- After the age of 2, brush your teeth with a soft child brush and a small amount of toothpaste.
- Begin taking your child to the dentist at the age of 3 years. Thus, there is a way to solve the problems that occur or will occur in the mouth and teeth.
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