‘Brush twice a day’, ‘After eating, rinse your mouth’, ‘Floss your teeth before bed’ would be the few instructions you might be giving your child, to make sure she has a perfect dental health. Despite your advises, many dental problems can still strike. From decay and misalignment to gum diseases and sensitive teeth, the list is long.
But preschoolers and tweens are not the only one susceptible to dental problems. Tooth decays can affect your toddler too and is termed as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. An article in Mouth Healthy says, “There are many factors which can cause tooth decay. One common cause is the frequent, prolonged exposure of the baby’s teeth to drinks that contain sugar. Tooth decay can occur when the baby is put to bed with a bottle, or when a bottle is used as a pacifier for a fussy baby.”
However, for any kind of dental trouble, early identification is the key. “Early diagnosis is important for successful treatment of periodontal diseases. Therefore, it is important that children receive a comprehensive periodontal examination as part of their routine dental visits. The most important preventive step against periodontal disease is to establish good oral health habits with your child,” advises an article in Perio.org.
In hindsight, you need to realise the importance of taking your child to a dentist for regular check-ups and providing her with a good dental healthcare. Because, at the end of the day, neglecting your child’s dental problems could become costlier than the dentistry itself.
This ClipBook gives you an overview of different dental problems that can affect your child and how you can prevent it.
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As with all foods, the sugar is broken down by bacteria in your mouth, producing a byproduct of acid. The acid then attacks your teeth and strips away the minerals found in your enamel, causing tooth decay.
Childhood tooth decay can have devastating consequences on a child’s health and wellness that extend beyond the dental chair.