If you notice black spots or very white spots on your child's teeth, contact your dentist immediately. The doctor examines the teeth and advises on appropriate treatment. Sometimes it is enough to cover the teeth with a special varnish, sometimes it is necessary to completely treat the caries, and sometimes it is necessary to use special ointments.
☝️ Causes of caries:
Caries is the result of oral bacteria affecting tooth enamel. The enamel of baby teeth is thin, easily and quickly damaged. Causes of early caries include:
👉During pregnancy, especially in the first three months, when rudiments of future milk teeth are developing. If a pregnant woman catches a cold at this time or works in dangerous jobs without knowing that she is pregnant, the teeth can be damaged even before the birth of the child.
Heredity. Yes, unfortunately, the quality of tooth enamel is determined, among other things, by heredity.
👉Hygiene. Food residues, especially if they contain sugar (mixtures, many additional foods), can cause bacteria to multiply, which damages tooth enamel.
☝️To prevent the appearance of caries in the teeth, the following should be followed:
Take the child to the dentist for regular preventive examinations. The child should be taken to the dentist at 6-18 months as soon as the baby's first teeth appear. After that, you should see a dentist every six months or once a year. This is done not only to check the child's teeth, but also to identify the problem at the very beginning. Frequent visits to the doctor teach the child not to be afraid of the dentist and that this process is not painful. In the future, children will trust dentists, which will allow them to examine and treat their teeth.
Teeth cleaning. Teeth should be cleaned 2 times a day from the time they erupt. If the child drinks formula/porridge from a bottle at night, after feeding, a little water should be given to wash away food residues from the teeth.
Do not allow your child to eat from your spoon/fork; do not put the baby's pacifier in your mouth; do not let the child bite the fruit eaten by the adult or lick the ice cream. Bacteria from an adult's oral cavity can increase the risk of caries when they enter a child's mouth along with saliva droplets.