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Friday, Apr 6, 2018
When have you checked your baby's teeth for the last time?
Posted by Amelia Grant of
A newborn child is a whole universe for his parents. As a rule, caring mothers are very attentive to the health of their babies. And the appearance of something new on the child's body doesn't pass unnoticed. And what about teeth? After the first teeth have appeared - their hygiene and regular inspection should become like one more point in the “mother's must-do list”. So, one day, you noticed white spots on your baby’s teeth! And wondered if you should worry. If you see them, you should take your child to a pediatric dentist who can figure out the reason and recommend the best form of treatment. How does it look? On the child's teeth, very small white dots or larger white spots that resemble chalk may appear. They can be located either on the front or side surfaces of the teeth, in the cervical region and on the crowns. A white spot can be the only one present on one tooth, but there are also multiple white spots on several teeth. Possible reasons 1. Tooth Decay. One of the possible cause of the white spots is a cavity. Tooth decay often causes pale, chalky-colored spots along the gum line in children. If the cavity is not treated, the spots can turn yellow or brown. At an early stage, the decay is reversible. Your pediatric dentist can remove any plaque and tartar and may recommend treating your child’s teeth with a fluoride varnish. Fluoride applied at an early stage can reverse tooth decay by strengthening the enamel and preventing acid from damaging teeth. 2. Too Much Fluoride Development of fluorosis. This is the name of a chronic disease caused by the ingestion of excess fluorine into the body. Most often, this element comes from water, in which it is contained in an excessive amount. Fluoride is an important element for teeth but an excessive concentration of fluoride in the body is bad. You should also limit the amount of fluoride toothpaste your child uses. Toddlers only need an amount the size of a grain of rice, and older children can use a pea-sized amount. Make sure your child spits out the toothpaste instead of swallowing it if he or she is able to do so to limit the amount of fluoride ingested. Brush your teeth with your child so he or she can see how to do it correctly. 3. Enamel Hypoplasia. The disease is caused by dysfunctions in metabolic processes, as a result of which the tooth enamel is formed incorrectly and remains fragile and thin. The white spots on baby teeth often show itself at the age from1,5 to 4 years and affecting the primary teeth. To the underdevelopment of the enamel may lead problems with childbearing (severe toxicosis or mother's infectious disease), rickets, acute infection, a violation of protein metabolism, chronic illness in the child, hypovitaminosis, a malfunction of the central nervous system and other factors.Click Here for Provider's Detail Page
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