Your child won’t keep the primary teeth forever, but that doesn’t mean those little pearly white teeth need careful care. Maintaining your child’s dental health today will provide health benefits throughout adulthood, as baby teeth have very important functions.
On the one hand, milk teeth serve as a guide for the appearance of permanent (adult) teeth, since they maintain the space in which these new teeth will come out. The crowns (tops) of permanent teeth push the roots of baby teeth and cause them to resorb or fade. In this way, the permanent teeth can be placed in the right place.
They are all those dental treatments whose purpose is to prevent the appearance of cavities or to stop its progress when the injury is beginning.
Its advantages consist of being a little invasive, painless, and much cheaper than any other restorative treatment.
Preventive treatments m to s common are:
– Dental hygiene. It consists of removing both bacterial plaques from the surface of the teeth, which is that whitish layer attached to the teeth formed from remains of food and bacteria, as well as tartar, which is hardened plaque. T
– Application of fluoride. Its main action against caries lies in the recovery of the hard tissue of the tooth after demineralization that occurs due to the acid attack of the bacteria present in the plaque. In the consultation, we apply varnishes with a high concentration of fluoride that is very effective in preventing the appearance of caries lesions or preventing the advance of incipient lesions.
– Pit and fissure sealants. The placement of a pit and fissure sealant is a simple, painless, and very minimally invasive procedure that consists of sealing the parts most susceptible to decay due to difficult access to brushing. It is performed on healthy teeth after a deep cleaning of the cracks in the molars, then the surface of the tooth is conditioned so that it is receptive to the material and is applied in the deepest area of the normal fissures. They serve to reduce the risk of cavities in the stages of the child when it is most difficult to achieve good hygiene and dental health. They can be placed as many times as necessary.
Fluoride for Topical Use:
fluoride is incorporated into the enamel of the teeth, making it harder and more resistant to cavities. Although toothpaste and some types of drinking water supplies have a small amount of fluoride, your provider may apply a higher concentration to your child’s teeth for maximum protection.
A layer of plastic can be applied in the dental office to prevent cavities by sealing the small grooves in the chewing surface of the back teeth, called “pits and fissures.” These small cracks become perfect environments for bacteria that cause cavities. The immature enamel of the teeth is more permeable and less resistant to decay.
The braces for children get correct malocclusions and problems of bony structures easily.
And it is that children’s orthodontics is always a shorter and faster process than solving the same problem in adulthood.
Thanks to greater awareness on the part of parents, more and more children go to the orthodontist at an early age to check the state of their mouth.
This early action manages to detect any problem in time, so it is possible to address it through a dental appliance at the appropriate age.