Baby teeth can also deteriorate if they are not properly cared for daily: let’s learn about some useful tips to avoid cavities in children.
The decay is a dental problem not only experienced by children who have changed teeth or adults but may also appear on the teeth and in fact, between the ages of 2 and 5 years in Spain, almost 1 in 5 children is affected. Let us now know some remedies and tips to avoid cavities in young children.
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How to avoid cavities in children: useful tips
Many are the cases of children if we pay attention to the statistics, who suffer from dental caries even during the period of milk teeth and the worst thing is not this, but those children who suffer from dental problems at an early age will probably have to deal with them even at an older age. So how do you prevent tooth decay in children and reduce their risk?
Let’s know some useful tips and little tricks to follow from birth and also in the perinatal phase, to prevent children from developing cavities.
- Take care of oral hygiene during pregnancy. If the pregnant woman suffers from cavities and is not treated, the bacteria that cause cavities are much more likely to be transmitted to the baby as well. The maintenance of optimal conditions of the oral cavity of the woman is, therefore, essential for the best outcome of the pregnancy and the promotion of the oral health of the fetus, given the possibility of vertical transmission, from mother to child, of the bacteria that cause tooth decay. In this way, the control of oral diseases before and during pregnancy improves the quality of life of the woman, reduces the incidence of dental diseases in the child, and has the potential to promote better oral health even in the adult life of the fetus.
- Clean babies’ gums even if they don’t have teeth yet. A good habit that health professionals recommend is cleaning your baby’s gums after feeding, even if their teeth have not yet erupted. This can be done with gauze or a very soft toothbrush.
- Avoid the pacifier or bottle with drinks other than water in bed.
- Avoid foods with sugars and limit them only to meals.
- Avoid saliva exchanges. For example, when we prepare the porridge we avoid putting the spoon in our mouth that we will then give to our child.