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5 misconceptions about a father who has a big impact on children's ability
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Created at: 2020-02-19 08:29:59

1. Is milking not important?

This is a wrong thought. Most people often overlook the role of baby teeth because they think they will eventually be replaced by permanent teeth. In fact, baby teeth stick with children throughout the first years of life. This is an extremely important period that will lay the foundation for the quality of oral health and dental aesthetics.

Children usually have about 20 baby teeth growing from 6 months to 3 years old. Baby teeth help keep the space for the mature teeth, making sure the adult teeth are aligned. In addition, healthy baby teeth will help the jaw develop correctly, avoiding the situation of creating bad bite, affecting the ability to chew food. If the child's ability to chew is not good enough, the quality of the meal will also decline significantly. This affects the child's growth rate. Besides oral health, healthy baby teeth also help children learn to speak faster.

Every parent wants their children to have beautiful and healthy teeth. However, many parents still believe and follow scientific notions. These actions may harm your child more than you think. Here are 5 misleading myths about children's dental health that parents are susceptible to, along with Dr Tooth Dental Clinic to find out!

2. When there is a problem, nothing should go to the doctor

Most parents in Vietnam from previous generations guide their children to the clinic when they have a problem. This has a great impact on children's oral health in the future. However, a good sign is that many parents today have gradually become aware of the importance of dentist visits. But they still wonder when should be the first time to take children to see a doctor? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that parents take their children to the dentist when the child is 1 year old or within six months of the first tooth erupting.

Through these first meetings, doctors can help children build a sense of hygiene in a natural way. By getting acquainted with the clinic early, your child will develop a habit of making comfortable visits instead of the common fear of dental clinics among other children. Later, parents will be much harder when they do not need to beg or threaten to see their children again.

3. Prohibit eating candy, do not need to worry children with tooth decay anymore

Parents often forbid children from eating candies. They believe this will help prevent tooth decay. However the truth is different. Tooth decay occurs due to bacteria available in the mouth, mainly Streptococcus Mutans. When food adheres to the tooth surface; especially sugars and starches, bacteria decompose food to form acid that erodes tooth enamel, over time transforming into deep holes. There are many foods high in sugar and acid. In addition to candies, fruits, milk and carbonated soft drinks can also cause tooth decay if proper hygiene is not available. Therefore, it is important that you understand the cause of tooth decay. From there there is a way to take care of the child's teeth thoroughly. Prohibition is not a way to solve this problem thoroughly.

4. How hygiene is right?

  • Brush: Some parents choose only fun-colored brushes that don't care about their quality. When choosing to buy a child 's brush, parents should pay attention to whether the bristles are soft or not. Hairbrushes made from nylon fibers are often quite hard, easy to stab into the gums / gums, causing injury to the baby. Ideally, you should choose products with thin, soft brushed hair. Size is also important, or see if the brush fits your baby's hand. Should choose the type of brush with a small head, ensuring it can go to all the teeth to clean better. Absolutely do not use adult toothbrushes for children.
  • Flossing: Not many people teach their children to floss when they are young. In fact, dental floss is very good at removing leftovers between two teeth - something that a toothbrush cannot guarantee 100%. If you are afraid your child is too young to do this, take the time to help and teach slowly. Children learn very quickly, they will soon get used to using only.
  • Toothpaste: There are two schools of controversy over whether children need toothpaste? Many parents fear children will swallow the toothpaste when used, so just rinse your mouth with salt water or even just white water. However, there are many things that white water cannot remove. In the baby's mouth, there are many different types of bacteria. After eating, small pieces of food cling on to create plaque. If this plaque is not removed, it can accumulate over time and cause a number of dental health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.

There are many benign toothpaste products on the market for children. Organic toothpaste is a great option. Most are organic (natural) toothpastes that contain no fluoride or are low in fluoride. They will not cause any health effects when babies accidentally swallow. Choosing the right toothpaste is an important factor in promoting regular oral hygiene and maintaining a beautiful smile for your baby.

5. Braces need to wait until 12 years old

Some parents often wait until the child is 12 years old to make braces. In fact, there are some problems that need to be treated early, such as: narrow teeth; severely distorted or crowded teeth; incisors that protrude beyond normal, etc. These orthodontic operations should be performed as soon as a problem is found. The doctor will use specialized tools to adjust the teeth, creating a good space for permanent teeth to grow. By early intervention like this, children will not need to perform extractions when braces and braces time can also be shortened.

The oral health of children in the first years of life is extremely important. Do not let false information cause your baby to bear the unfortunate harm later. Dr Tooth Dental Clinic  hopes the above article has provided you with useful knowledge about oral health for children. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our team.

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Address: 90 Huynh Thuc Khang – Tan Lap - Nha Trang
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