The deciduous or „milk teeth”, as the permanent teeth can decay. This process can begin as soon as teeth appear in your baby’s mouth if the conditions are met. Deciduous teeth, even if their life is limited, are essential to the development of the child, both to help the establishment of permanent teeth for the acquisition of oral functions: mastication, phonation
Care of deciduous teeth are therefore justified in its own right and should be done taking into account the psychological peculiarities of the child. Adopt the earlier behaviors conducive to good oral health remains a priority.
Prevention will revolve around several complementary areas:
Use of a dental loupe.Around 6 months, from the first appearance of teeth, it is possible, using a compress moistened with mineral water or saline, cleaned by lightly rubbing all surfaces of all teeth.
From 18 months, brushing the evening, just before putting the child to bed, must become a ritual. It is to the sink, if possible before a mirror with a parent behind the child. The method of choice for the small child is brushing shift mouth, placing the toothbrush astride the teeth and carrying out a movement back and forth. The goal is to count up to 10 for each side, but this is done gradually. The playfulness of this gesture, song, rhyme should be sought. From 3 years is brushing twice daily after each main meal.
The technique of roll
Finally, from 6 years old child can start using the same method as adults but brushing using a toothbrush and toothpaste suitable (small head and dosage of fluoride to 1400 ppm).
Manual toothbrush or an dental handpiece?There are currently on the market very good electric toothbrushes (small head, circular rotary motion) that allow everyday use. Nevertheless, it is necessary to master the manual techniques to be effective. This type of toothbrush is recommended for children who have a good knowledge of brushing and good oral hygiene. However, for people suffering from disorders, such toothbrush allows them to maintain a level of satisfactory oral hygiene without the help of a third party.