Toothache: how to relieve my child?

Oh, children's teeth! It's a story! First, they must come out and then push before they fall to repel better! All the parents who have been there will tell you that it is an adventure more or less epic, certainly, according to the children. To pass all these difficult caps, there are effective solutions. Here are some of them.

The dental flares ...

If a baby is born without teeth, it will take him only a few months to make up for this lack. If it happens that the eruption of primary teeth passes unnoticed in some infants, most of them make it well known to their parents! In general, the first teeth show the end of their enamel between 4 and 7 months. In total, a child of 3 years has 20 teeth of milk. During all this time, the apparitions follow each other at a different pace and with different manifestations depending on the child: painful gums, sleep disorders, irritability ... relieve baby, it is advisable to massage the gums with an anesthetic sold in pharmacies. Chewing a teething ring also promotes teeth breakthrough.

And after ... the caries!

After the dental surges, it is the cavities that disturb the temporary lull. In this respect, children are particularly sensitive to this type of attack. Indeed, the enamel of the baby teeth is particularly fragile since it has only a small thickness. In case of bacterial attacks, it is very quickly damaged. This is why it is recommended to consult a dentist regularly, and this, from the youngest age of the child (about 18 months). The sooner you start, the less your little end will be impressed by the practitioner's instruments! In addition, caries on primary teeth are not always visible to the eye of inexperienced people. Only a specialist is authorized to establish the diagnosis and to carry out the necessary care. It should be known that there is a link of continuity between the primary teeth and the final teeth. A caries poor care on a milk tooth can hinder the eruption of the underlying tooth.

Learning about oral hygiene

To prevent the risk of cavities or other dental disorders, the regular brushing teeth is the only truly effective weapon. It is therefore essential that your child learn brushing as soon as possible. Health authorities recommend brushing twice a day, morning and evening. If possible, it is best to make him apprehend this daily ritual in a fun way. He must not live this as a punishment or a chore. Before the age of 4, specialists recommend the use of fluoride-free toothpaste. It is during the first consultation that the dentist will give instructions for a possible additional fluoride intake. In general, the milk drunk by young children contains enough of it.

Limit sugar intake

Did you know that bacteria like sugar as much as children? The problem is that the combination of sugars and bacteria generates acidic secretions that alter the enamel of the baby teeth. It's caries guaranteed! To reduce the risks, there is no silver bullet: we must limit the consumption of processed sweet products. Sweets, sweet drinks and other confectionery should be consumed only exceptionally. Some infants or young children drink flavored milk in the evening before falling asleep. If this habit soothes the child, it also promotes the occurrence of caries, because the sugar will have all night to do its work. It is therefore necessary to eliminate this bottle or brush the teeth of the child after. To compensate, you can replace refined sugar with fresh fruit or compotes without the addition of sugar. Indeed, natural sugar is much less harmful to baby teeth.

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Video: Dental Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs - Boston Children's Hospital (December 2019).

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