The infant caries , nocturnal bottle syndrome or rampant caries, has the peculiarity of being one of the first oral problems of children. Detecting it on time helps us to treat it more easily. At the age of 6-7 months the eruption of the first piezas front pieces of our baby begins, therefore, the r
The infant caries, nocturnal bottle syndrome or rampant caries, has the peculiarity of being one of the first oral problems of children. Detecting it on time helps us to treat it more easily.
At the age of 6-7 months the eruption of the first piezas front pieces of our baby begins, therefore, the recommendation in these cases should be to go to the dentist around 12 months of age, since, with this old, your baby should already have between 4 and 8 teeth and may already be emerging these first cavities. Next, I explain what is
bottle cavities or rampant caries in babies , how to prevent it and its treatment.Bottle caries or rampant caries in babies, what is it?
The causes of babies developing this type of caries arise mainly
for two reasons : the continued exposure of milk teeth to sugars, and poor hygiene.If your baby sleeps with the
bottle in his mouth after a feeding or even sometimes the whole night or if we moisten the pacifier with honey, sugar water or juice to calm him, sugars are accumulating in your child's mouth during long periods of time and this favors the appearance of bacteria that cause tooth decay. Both powdered and maternal milk can damage the little and
immature teeth of your baby por, so it is advisable to pay special attention to oral hygiene from very early ages. How can we prevent cavities from the bottle?This task corresponds to moms and dads until 3 years old, at which time learning and supervised hygiene begins. Until then we must take care of
cleaning the gums with dampened gauze
and also of brushing your first teeth with special brushes that you can find in the pharmacy. Never use toothpaste until 2 or 3 years old and always with vigilance, since some children are driven crazy by flavored pastes such as strawberries and are dedicated only to taste and swallow. We create a healthy habit from a very early age, making the brushing moment something fun and important in our daily cleaning. What will prevent us from many future problems? It is good to examine your child's mouth in search of these cavities that look like small black dots in the
enamel that should be totally white. We must also check the gums looking for red spots or white spots and go to the consultation before the review in case of finding them. Not long ago the recommended age for the
first revision was the age of 3 years, which is when our baby has complete temporary dentition but given the speed with which these cavities advance, much more than in an adult, and the complexity of treating children at such a young age, it is more advisable to age 12 months. What is the treatment for rampant caries in babies?
Paste these caries is a priority to avoid pain and infections that affect the root of the tooth and lead to the loss of the same before the eruption of your spare part, thus producing alteration in the order of eruption and dental malposition problems. Author: Marta Navarro Ribagorda. Children's dentist