Parents should give more care to their children so that they can have good teeth.

Whether deciduous teeth remain or lose prematurely

The deciduous teeth fall off in a certain time and sequence, should fall off without falling off called deciduous teeth retained, the consequence is often that permanent teeth can not erupt in the normal position. Most children begin to change their teeth at the age of five or six. Others start at the age of four. Individual children are 7 years late to lose their first deciduous tooth. The loss of teeth usually begins with the lower two incisors, followed by the upper two. The most common is that the lower anterior permanent teeth grow inside the deciduous teeth and the upper anterior permanent teeth grow outside the deciduous teeth, which look like double-decked teeth. What should we do in this case? We should take our children to the hospital as soon as possible to remove the retained deciduous teeth and make room for the eruption of permanent teeth.

If the deciduous teeth fall off before they should fall off, it is called premature loss of deciduous teeth, which often causes the adjacent teeth on both sides to tilt to the vacancy space, making the vacancy space smaller, and the permanent teeth erupt in dislocation because of insufficient vacancy space. At this time, the gap retainer should be worn at the gap of deciduous teeth (customized by the hospital stomatology department) to prevent the inclination of both sides of the teeth, so as to maintain the proper eruption position of the permanent teeth until the eruption of the permanent teeth.

Is it difficult for permanent teeth to erupt?

If deciduous teeth fall off prematurely and children are accustomed to chewing and licking the gums, the gums will become thicker and obstruct the eruption of permanent teeth. Therefore, if the child has reached the age of tooth replacement and the permanent teeth have not grown, the child should be taken to the hospital to check in time to get the help of the doctor. Calcium deficiency in children is also an important reason for delayed eruption of permanent teeth. Parents should give their children calcium supplements in time.

When changing teeth, the anterior permanent teeth erupt from the lower or medial part of the deciduous teeth, and the erupted permanent teeth are the size of adult teeth. It is normal to have mild crowding and torsion. They can be adjusted and aligned with the eruption of the adjacent teeth and the growth and development of the jaw. As long as they are not anti-teeth (i.e. covering the sky on the ground), orthodontic treatment is generally unnecessary, but regular observation is necessary, and the longest is required It should not exceed half a year. If the arrangement of deciduous teeth is still irregular after complete replacement, timely medical treatment should be conducted to avoid delays in treatment and difficulties in correction.

Correct children’s bad habits

During the period of changing teeth, deciduous teeth coexist with permanent teeth, and permanent teeth have just erupted, especially the “six-year-old teeth” as the “key to occlusion”. They are large in size, with many pits and fissures on the occlusal surface, and are liable to retain food residues. In addition, most children brush their teeth incompletely, which often lead to caries. The most important thing is to teach children to brush their teeth correctly. During the period of changing teeth, when deciduous teeth are loosening, children often lick loose teeth with tongue. This is a bad habit, which will affect the normal eruption of permanent teeth. It should be corrected in time.

Misalignment of teeth can affect appearance

During the period of changing teeth, teeth are replacing, jaws are developing, and occlusal relationship is gradually established. Sometimes temporary dislocation occlusion occurs. During the development of teeth, they can adjust themselves and return to normal. Some malocclusion, if the upper anterior teeth space is too large due to the low position of the upper lip and labial lace, can not adjust itself, will affect facial development, should go to the hospital for treatment, otherwise it will affect the appearance of children.

Prevention and treatment of deciduous molar caries

Primary molars are susceptible to caries in the period of tooth replacement, such as root apex disease caused by dental caries, which can affect the growth and eruption of secondary permanent teeth. Therefore, attention should be paid to the timely treatment and prevention of dental caries in primary molars. There must be no wrong idea that “primary teeth should be replaced sooner or later, and if they are damaged, they need not be treated”. Doctor’s advice: We should try our best to keep primary teeth to erupt permanent teeth, such as premature loss of primary teeth, which often leads to insufficient eruption space of secondary permanent teeth and uneven dentition.

More chewy foods are suitable for teeth replacement

By the age of six or seven, permanent teeth begin to erupt one after another, replacing the original deciduous teeth. Some children’s permanent teeth have sprouted, but the deciduous teeth often refuse to “give way”, forcing the permanent teeth to grow from the inside of the deciduous teeth, forming “double-decked teeth”, resulting in irregular arrangement of the permanent teeth.

There are many reasons for delayed detachment of deciduous teeth. The most common reason is that children eat too delicately and do not give enough physiological stimulation to their teeth. The main function of teeth is to chew food. Chewing food can promote the growth and development of deciduous teeth root, as well as natural absorption and abscission.

Therefore, with the growth of children’s age, children should be allowed to eat more chewy food to maintain a good stimulating effect on deciduous teeth and prompt deciduous teeth to fall off on time. When children’s incisors and posterior molars have sprouted, they can be given some celery, corn, apples and other food, so that the tooth replacement can be completed quickly, so that children have a healthy and tidy tooth.


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