A few months ago, Xiaoying, a colleague, talked about the tooth change of her child, and she was very anxious: “other children have changed their teeth, but my son is not moving at all, and I am in a hurry!”! What should I do? “
Two weeks ago, I heard Xiaoying say, “my son’s teeth are finally loose, but they will not fall off. Will they affect the growth of new teeth?”
Not long ago, Xiaoying shared her son’s tooth replacement progress: “I’m really afraid of affecting the growth of new teeth. I took my son to pull out his teeth and solved it in a second.”
Generally, the teeth change at the age of 6, with individual differences
Generally, when children grow to about 6 years old, the first permanent molar (also known as the sixth age tooth) begins to sprout, which becomes a signal of permanent teeth replacing primary teeth. Children begin to change their teeth at the age of 6 or 7, the deciduous teeth gradually fall off, and the permanent teeth grow out one after another. It is not until the age of twelve or thirteen that all primary teeth are replaced. This period is called replacement period. But there are individual differences, some as early as 4 years old, or as late as 7-8 years old, don’t worry.
▶ precautions for tooth replacement of children
The replacement of permanent teeth will accompany the child’s life. The importance can be imagined, and parents need to pay more attention to it.
1. Pay attention to the development of teeth
Tooth replacement is a long process. During the period of tooth replacement, parents should pay more attention to their children’s teeth. It is recommended to visit the stomatologist with their children every six months to take care of their children’s teeth and achieve early detection and treatment.
2. Eat hard food
It takes a long time from tooth loosening to tooth loss. If the time is still in a short range, then there is no need to be too nervous. Because children’s teeth will fall off by themselves when they fall off.
If the child’s teeth have become loose but do not fall off, you can eat more chewable food, such as high cellulose and certain hardness food, such as fruits, carrots, beans, corn, etc., to keep the stimulation on the deciduous teeth, so as to make the deciduous teeth fall off on time! In addition, it can also promote the development of tooth bed, jaw and facial bone through chewing movement
3. Correct bad habits
For example, you should avoid breathing with your mouth when you sleep; you should avoid bad habits such as spitting and biting your tongue, biting your fingers or pencils, and licking your teeth with your tongue. These habits will affect the growth of children’s teeth and lead to tooth deformation.
4. Develop a good habit of brushing your teeth
Prepare children’s toothpaste and toothbrush with smaller brush head. Urge children to brush their teeth every day, especially the time before going to bed. It’s better for adults to help brush their teeth, because children may not brush carefully, which may lead to caries. In addition, it’s better to rinse your mouth every time you eat food, which is conducive to maintaining oral health.
The best time for orthodontics
Parents should pay more attention if they find that their children’s teeth are not so good in the period of tooth replacement, and correct them if necessary.
Generally speaking, the best time for orthodontics is divided into functional correction period (6-12 years old) and fixed correction period (12-18 years old). In this stage, if children have malocclusion which may affect the development of maxillofacial and occlusion relationship, it can be corrected at the age of 6-12 or even earlier.
All in all, as for the health problems of children’s teeth, early detection, early treatment and early intervention can make the teeth healthier.