“Dabao’s teeth are decayed, so I took my baby to mend them…”
“Haven’t you changed your teeth yet? Why waste the money?”
Emmm, at the moment of hearing this, there was nothing to say. Many mothers really don’t know much about dental care during the tooth changing period. They may even be brainwashed by all kinds of mistakes in “popular science”. As a result, they only find out when the child’s teeth have a big problem, and then it’s troublesome to remedy it. There are three misunderstandings in the tooth changing period, and many people have been recruited.
1. Even if the deciduous teeth are broken, it doesn’t matter. Anyway, there are permanent teeth?
No! Once a baby’s teeth are decayed, the baby’s oral environment will be polluted, and it is easy to “harm” other teeth. If the deciduous teeth are decayed, they may fall off in advance. The permanent teeth at the bottom are not ready. The tooth germ of the permanent teeth does not grow out according to the correct position. As a result, the new teeth grow out and become disabled, which not only affects the face value, but also affects the child’s speaking ability.
2. When changing teeth, the child complains about toothache and only eats soft food?
During the tooth changing period, many children complain about toothache and don’t want to eat. In order to alleviate the pain of children eating, give children soft food for a long time, such as noodles, porridge, vegetables and fruits cut into small pieces or even ground into mud.
But teeth always eat soft food, will cause the decline of chewing function of teeth, not conducive to tooth replacement. Chewing food can promote the growth and development of deciduous teeth root and natural absorption, shedding. Therefore, when children change their teeth, they should eat more chewy food, chew more fruits and other “hard objects”, so as to maintain a good stimulating effect on the deciduous teeth and fully exercise the jaw, and promote the deciduous teeth to fall off on time.
3. The new tooth that just grows out is not neat, should correct immediately?
No! After the child’s front teeth are changed, they don’t look very neat and don’t need to worry too much. This is normal. Because children’s bones are small, their bones will continue to grow with age, while their permanent teeth will not continue to grow. With the growth of children’s age and skull development, most of the situation will be improved.
However, in case of these three situations, they need to be corrected:
(1) severe skeletal deformities of maxilla or mandible, such as excessive protrusion of anterior teeth, protrusion of lip, etc;
(2) bad habits seriously affect the development of teeth and jaw. Such as biting lower lip habits, eating fingers habits, mouth breathing habits, tongue habits;
(3) serious dislocation of individual teeth, such as twisted teeth; individual teeth reverse (upper teeth bite in the lower teeth).
If you’re not sure your child’s teeth need to be corrected, take the child to a dental examination.
Permanent teeth will accompany the child for a lifetime. Don’t let your own misunderstanding affect the eruption of your child’s permanent teeth.