Infant and Newborn Dental Care

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Infant and Newborn Dental Care

  Autor NN Team Data: 24.04.2009

Infant and Newborn Dental Care

Many parents feel they do not have to worry about the newborn baby's teeth, since he has no teeth. In fact, the 20 milk teeth will occur in the coming months, exist already at birth, but are well hidden under the gum.

At birth, milk teeth are composed almost completely and even their permanent molars surface exists. Unfortunately, 20% of children have cavities before three years.

That means you have to worry about teeth state, even if you still cannot see them. Because we cannot take care of them on the outside, we must take care on the inside, which is to make sure baby is getting all the necessary nutrients for a healthy dentition.

It is primarily about fluorine. In some countries is introduced fluoride in drinking water, salt and other foods. In Romania there is no such practice. Some say it is not necessary even that fluoride is dangerous. Obviously, too much is dangerous, such as any excess of any kind is dangerous. However, this mineral is necessary to ensure healthy teeth and from the early months supplementation may be needed. To determine whether or not they are needed, but also to determine the ideal dose, talk to your paediatrician or dentist. Besides fluoride and calcium intake is important. For dietary supplementation with calcium, follow your doctor's advice.

The two minerals necessary for teeth are needed to attach the protein effectively. We administer them in vain if the overall diet of the child is poor. Speaking of very small infants, the ideal diet is based on breast milk. There must not be said that this is the best food for a baby.

Around the age of 5 months, you will notice a white excrescence on the gum - the first Little Tooth. By now you already have serious responsibilities. That Little Tooth, even if only one, must be properly cleaned so as not to form cavities. After each meal and before bed wrap a finger in soaked clean gauze, place the child in your lap and rub well the tooth (without pressing). When you have more teeth, you can change the gauze with the brush. You need a very soft one not to injure the gums, which shall be changed every two months and after the baby was sick. At first you only use the wet brush, later you can switch to toothpaste. To know when you use toothpaste, seek medical advice.
I've mentioned the conversations with your doctor that in the first 6-12 months of the baby you should really get him to the dentist. Even if he has any cavities, the dentist can assess the status of teeth and can advise you best. Do not neglect to go to that control, especially if your child is bottle-fed with milk powder that is quite dangerous in terms of their teeth. Do not forget that teeth are the first step in digesting food, so they are very important for a healthy diet. A child afflicted by decay, which cannot chew food well enough not only that can have digestive problems but also problems of growth and development. Last but not least, teeth play an important role in the delivery of sound, and if they grow missing or wrong, the child may have difficulty in language learning.

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