|Baby at Dentist|
In newborns, the cleaning should be done with a diaper or gauze moistened in clean water to remove residual milk. With the birth of the first teeth (at around 6 months), the diaper should be replaced by a finger stall. At 18 months, with the birth of the first deciduous molars, hygiene should be conducted with an infant toothbrush without toothpaste or a toothpaste without fluoride. The fluoride toothpaste should be used only from 2 or 3 years old when the child is able to spit through their excess.
Caries is a transmissible disease. Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium that causes tooth decay, can be transmitted from mother to child by direct contact. Therefore, one should not blow the baby food or try it with his fork. Do not allow strangers to kiss the little baby's face, because it is possible to transmit the bacteria.
The first dental visit should be made even during pregnancy. The ideal is that the mother make an appointment to receive the necessary guidance to maintain proper oral health of your child. Regardless of the consultation have been undertaken of the pregnancy, the baby's first visit should be around 6 months, coinciding with the birth of the first deciduous tooth. Preferably, the query must be performed with the dentist, because he is a qualified professional to make that first call.
The baby bottle tooth decay is rapidly (acute), causing pain and difficulty in feeding, causing loss of weight and height. It is caused by ingestion of sugary liquid in the bottle, especially at night, when no made oral hygiene in the baby.
Dr. Caio Racy