Whether your son or daughter is a week old or a year old, their dental health is very important. In the first year of life, many things happen to a child's mouth, namely the growth of his first milk teeth.
Even though baby teeth are the first to appear, their care is essential to ensure their permanent teeth and their overall oral health are off to a good start. It all started before the baby teeth came in. Children get caries in their teeth. In fact, tooth decay is the number one preventable childhood disease. Many parents do not realize the importance of selecting the right pediatrician because they understand that the baby's teeth will eventually fall out and can be replaced by permanent teeth.
However, neglecting your child's teeth poses dental health risks that will affect your child's oral health in the long run.
The following are possible dental complications that can result from neglecting baby teeth:
Children, even babies, eat foods high in sugar. Sugar reacts with bacteria in the mouth and forms a coating on the teeth and gums known as plaque. This plaque produces acids that damage tooth enamel. In children's teeth, the teeth decay and develop cavities in the enamel. This cavity is then inherited by the permanent teeth that grow underneath.
Bad breath is common in every adult and teenager. In children, bad breath indicates gum problems, diabetes, chronic sinusitis, and digestive problems.