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Over 30% of children every day have some tooth chopped

Over 30% of children every day have some tooth chopped

The 31 percent of children who eat sweets every day have some chopped tooth, according to results of a study by Clinics Vital Dent, on dental hygiene habits of children Spanish, made with data from more than 2,000 children between six and 12 years.

Specifically, the study reveals that 43.6 percent said two or trinkets to take three times a week, 21.4 percent do it once a week, 20.1 percent took sweets from time to time, 13 percent have this habit on a daily basis, and 1.8 per incant not take these products ever.

As for the tooth brushing habits, the results of this survey also show that 88.46 percent of Spanish children said brushing teeth every day, while 11.4 percent do not recognize this periodicity . (more…)

Do You Care About Your Child’s Dental Health?

Do You Care About Your Child's Dental Health?

Have healthy teeth and beautiful is the desire of each person, but when we were kids we did not care about our teeth so that when we adults have a variety of dental health problems. We will provide guidance for good parents, who care about their child’s dental health.

Enemy of teeth.

As early lactation, even if the baby has been fed only breast milk, we find the first danger. “We must not forget that breast milk contains elements that sugar could eventually lead to a demineralization of enamel. But help is easy. Only there are the preventive measures of hygiene of the oral cavity after each shot.

After six months, the diet is diversified and the situation worsens. We are beginning to eat refined sugar and food of soft, sticky consistency due to stay longer in contact with the tooth surface and the bacterial attack is prolonged. The worst time for the consumption of these foods is undoubtedly the night, hence the importance of a good brushing is done before going to sleep.

After three years, begins the socialization of children. Starts going to school, to interact with other children, stop eating at home and disrupt their schedules and regular diet. At this stage, is when most are increased nutritional habits in children, such as consumption of sweets, pastries, soft drinks or sugary drinks.

Friends of teeth.

Nutritional information is as important as the instructions for good oral hygiene that we must never neglect, like visiting the dentist at least twice a year.

How to clean your child’s teeth?

 clean your child's teeth

Tips to clean your child’s teeth:

* Before tooth eruption jaws rims clean with gauze or clean soft cloth wrapped around his forefinger. This practice can
continue until the appearance of the first four teeth. Finger cots may then be made with latex or small brushes for children. The best place for the hygiene of the mouth is the place where diapers are changed typically after bath to incorporate hygiene of the mouth to the rest of the body.

* From 9 to 12 months and eight anterior teeth erupted and as the dentition is complete chewing cycle stabilizes. When the upper and lower teeth touch, the muscles of the jaws begin to learn new roles, the first movements are irregular as those seen during the early stages of any motor skill.

* From 12 to 24 months continues the development and maturation of the masticatory system to be completed within 30 months with the presence of 20 teeth in the mouth. It is important to avoid foods containing high percentage of
carbohydrates, adhere to teeth and are slow release. Oral hygiene in this period is without toothpaste, just wet the brush with water. The most important cleaning is done before bedtime.

* From 2 to 5 years the child completed his teeth and all care will focus on prevention and early diagnosis of dental
and disorders in the masticatory system that prevent the normal growth and development of the jaws. The child used to introduce the toothbrush hygiene habit to six years but the brushing should be completed by parents or responsible adults, they do not have enough motor skills to make a correct elimination of microbes attached to the teeth.

Tooth Care

Tooth Care

The mouth fulfills vital functions in humans. It is the first contact with the outside world, all the nutrients pass through
it.  The expressions of joy and sadness, and speech sounds are  produced with the activity of the tongue, lips, cheeks and successively with the changes wrought by the eruption of teeth.

Oral hygiene is the most effective preventive measure during early childhood. At age 6 the first permanent molar erupts behind the baby molars,  without replacing any of the 20 teeth in the mouth. Often, if  there is no discomfort, neither parents nor the child perceive their eruption.

The lower front teeth (central incisors) will refill in the same period and the fall of the first baby tooth attracts the attention of the child and family group who shares his way to the permanent dentition.

Since its correct location in the dental arch is organized the rest of the permanent dentition.

The first consultation of the dentist should be made from 12 months to assess the risk in the oral health of children, intercept potential problems and advise parents on the prevention of disease. Most children reach almost all the features of swallowing mature between 12 and 15 months.

Children may be at high or low risk of dental disease. The oral health status of parents and / or caregivers has implications on children’s oral health. Remember that dental caries is a infeción produced by microbes that are transmitted by adults to share forks, blowing food, cleaning the pacifier in her mouth, test the temperature of the bottle or kissing on the mouth.