To all of us who are concerned about the oral health of children, we tend to focus on the things that most attract our attention. In general, everything that goes out of normal is pathological, but when in doubt we should consult the professional. We list here the main causes of children visiting th
To all of us who are concerned about the oral health of children, we tend to focus on the things that most attract our attention. In general, everything that goes out of normal is pathological, but when in doubt we should consult the professional.
We list here the main causes of children visiting the dentist.
What are the main problems in the mouth of children
1. Cavities: are a very common problem (18% of children aged 3 years in Spain have cavities, and this percentage rises to 40% in children of up to 5 years). If we are used to looking at the mouth and teeth of our children when brushing them, any spot, any hole, will be detected very early and will be able to solve them in a less invasive and more efficient way. Any white lesion should be checked by the dentist to rule out or confirm what it is and put the solution if necessary. A black hole is already a caries of longer evolution and worse prognosis.
2. Crowded teeth:Many parents consult when their child has a certain crowding, when it is already evident that the teeth are misplaced, and many times it is quite late. From an early age, it can be predicted if there may be problems of space in the mouth so that all the teeth are correctly aligned. If, for example, all the milk teeth are together, without free spaces between them, it is very possible that the definitive ones will not fit in the mouth, since the latter are much larger than those of milk. The definitive teeth and molars need, in order to erupt correctly, to occupy the place of the milk ones plus the free space between tooth and tooth. They need space. They need the bone to be properly developed. But bone development depends on the function of the bone. And there are two things necessary for the bone to develop: feeding and breathing. La 3. Incorrect feeding causes problems in the bone: children do not eat properly and do not breathe correctly. The first orthodontic device that all children need, all of them, is the breast of their mother. Breastfeeding for at least one year is related to fewer malocclusions. The muscles are trained doing very frequent exercises, many times a day, and very intense, which tone the orofacial muscles and that allows the harmonic growth of bones and joints of the face. Subsequently, and after the child's first milk tooth erupts, the baby is usually neurologically prepared to start chewing. Starting complementary food with purees, yoghurts, bananas, croquettes, meatballs, bread, cookies and other foods that do not require chewing makes the bone does not develop. He does not need it. Why do you want to grind a child who is not using them ?. To suck a minimum of one year and to chew are two irreplaceable functions for the organism. La 4. Breathing and poor placement of teeth: enfermedades diseases caused by mouth breathing in children are extremely prevalent: otitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, vegetations, reflux, headaches, apneas, snoring, scoliosis, and long etcetera are a direct consequence of not breathing through the nose as usual, and not to close the lips at rest. And of course, the first ones harmed are the teeth, which are placed where they can good in a bone that has been structurally transformed for breathing.Any functional alteration that is diagnosed early will require a much simpler and more effective treatment and will have a better long-term prognosis. Only healthy children can get healthy adults.