How to maintain the Oral hygiene of infants

Like the brain, we know that all parts of a child’s body is being developed while he is still in the mother’s womb. The development of teeth also takes place at that time. It is thus important that a pregnant lady should maintain a balanced diet that contains all necessary nutrients that would later be passed on to the baby. Along with the diet, it is also important that the lady has to pay enough attention to her oral health and get rid of any present cavities or dental problems. After the child is born, it is the duty of the parents to take care of the child’s oral health along with the regular physical health.

Teething :
There are a few things that you need to look into. According to expert dentists, with years of experience, there is a certain age period during which certain changes take place in a child’s dental health. The Primary teeth or the first teeth of a child start erupting when he may be of about 6 months. Although this time varies from child to child, it is mentioned that all the 20 primary teeth usually erupt between the ages of 6 months to 3 years.

The child begins to lose this set of primary teeth between the ages 6 years to 11 years, to give way to a new set of teeth known as the Permanent teeth. The maximum age until when the permanent teeth can erupt is 21 years.

Dental Care for Children :

By the time a child is 6 months old, the doctor should be able to predict his future dental health. This can be done by taking the mother’s past and present dental details into consideration. If the mother has a history of dental problems, it is likely that the child will have them too. If the doctor suggests you to look into the matter seriously, it is best to take your child to an expert dentist by the time he completes a year. It is best to visit the dentist every 6 months to avoid any serious problems.

It is most recommended to begin your child’s dental treatment by the time he is 12 months of age. If still, it is found that he may have some serious dental issues or some development problems, you can urgently take him to an expert child (pediatric) dentist.

stock-photo-a-baby-boy-plays-with-his-first-toothbrush-against-a-white-background-3986122Thus, it is important to take care of the oral health of a child right from the time he is born. In fact, even before that, as the dental health of the mother may also affect that of the child. There is no problem that cannot be solved. Hence, early detection of dental problems will help find a simpler solution to it.


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