Do you often hear voices like this: It’s normal for children to have tooth decay! Baby teeth need to be replaced anyway, no need to fill them! The child is so young, so it doesn\’t matter. It will be fine once the teeth are replaced? … Not only the relatives and friends around me said this, but even the dentist in the community clinic said this! Waiting for tooth replacement, waiting for tooth replacement, you know waiting for tooth replacement. But seeing a 5-year-old child screaming in pain and having trouble sleeping all night, how can a mother have the heart to ignore his teeth? Finally one time, the baby was in so much pain that the editor took the baby to the best dental hospital in the city. After reading the dentistry, the dentist said angrily: \”Why didn\’t you take him to see the dentist earlier? Look at this Several deciduous teeth have been decayed to the root of the tooth. If not treated, it will cause facial infection and may also affect the development of the child\’s facial features. The deciduous teeth have been with the child until he was 12 years old. They were not all replaced until he was 12 years old. He will have to endure the pain for several years… …” The editor was embarrassed by what this serious dentist said. Yes, whose slander did I listen to? If I don’t repair my decayed deciduous teeth, it will be my own child who suffers in the end! I would like to take this opportunity to remind all mothers: If your child has dental caries, do not let it go and take him to the hospital for dental treatment as soon as possible! The harm of caries in deciduous teeth should not be underestimated. In other words, 7 out of every 10 children aged 5 years old have dental caries! Think about this picture: When a child smiles or laughs, what we see is not a neat row of lovely white deciduous teeth, but a mouth full of black and incomplete teeth! The dangers of dental caries are beyond your imagination! 1. Affects the eruption of permanent teeth. If the decayed deciduous teeth are not repaired, it will destroy not only the tooth, but also the entire gum! Damage to the gums will directly affect the eruption of permanent teeth. When caries is severe, it may also affect the development of the underlying permanent tooth germ, leading to enamel hypoplasia of the permanent tooth. 2. Affecting chewing function. There was once a news story about a 5-year-old boy whose tooth decay was so severe that only stumps and caries were left, and he almost lost his chewing function. As a result, nutrients cannot be fully absorbed. The 5-year-old is only 3 years old in height and weight. He is severely malnourished, which makes people feel distressed. 3. Impact on speech. The loss of teeth caused by dental caries causes \”leakage\” in speech, which affects children\’s learning to speak and correct pronunciation. In addition, excessive caries in deciduous teeth will directly affect the eruption of permanent teeth, resulting in uneven teeth and large gaps, which will also affect pronunciation. For example, when the sound \”s\” is pronounced, it is difficult for people with leaky teeth to pronounce it accurately. 4. Affect appearance and facial development. Dental caries can also cause chewing on only one side for a long time, which can easily develop into facial asymmetry or even a large or small face, affecting appearance. 5. Cause infectious diseases. Dental caries is caused by bacterial infection. If not remedied in time, bacteria will gradually invade the dental pulp. Inflammation, fever, and even facial infection are all possible conditions. 6. Causes psychological barriers. Everyone loves beauty, and children with tooth decay are easily teased by others! This has a certain impact on the child\’s self-esteem and is also detrimental to the child\’s self-esteem.on children’s mental health. Tooth decay can also easily cause bad breath, which is also not conducive to children\’s development of social skills. For a healthy and happy childhood, parents must pay attention to their children’s dental health. The key to preventing dental caries in children If you want to prevent dental caries in your children, it is recommended that mothers and their children adhere to the following four ones! 1. Brush correctly. Children at different ages have different ways of brushing their teeth. The tooth brushing method now recommended by all dentists and the most popular tooth brushing method in the world is the Pasteurized tooth brushing method. However, the disadvantage of the Bus brushing method is that it is more complicated. Most children do not like brushing their teeth. Forcing them to use the Bus brushing method will make them even more impatient. The Chinese Stomatological Association points out: For children aged 3-6 who still have difficulty mastering and completing the delicate and complex brushing movements, the arc brushing method is recommended. Notes: ● The brush head of the toothbrush should be small and the bristles should be soft; ● Try to brush your teeth with warm water to reduce irritation to the oral cavity; ● Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes each time; ● The toothbrush should be replaced about once every three months. After your child is 6 years old, you can use the bus brushing method, which is unanimously recommended by dentists around the world! Parents must actively guide their children to brush their teeth, help them develop the habit of scientific brushing, and guide and urge them to master the correct brushing methods according to different age groups. 2. Science – Fluoride application The Chinese Ministry of Health\’s \”Technical Specifications for Children\’s Oral Health Care Guidance\” recommends that children over 3 years old should apply fluoride. Fluoride application is to apply a layer of fluoride on the surface of children\’s teeth. It can form a protective film on the surface of the teeth and effectively prevent oral bacteria from corroding teeth. The price of full tooth fluoride application is between 200 yuan and 300 yuan, once or twice a year. If family conditions permit, take your child to the dental hospital for fluoride application as much as possible to provide an extra layer of protection for the deciduous teeth. 3. Professional-Sealing In addition to fluoride application, another medical dental care is pit and fissure sealing. \”Fissure sealing\” is the removal of dead corners on the tooth surface, which can prevent 60% to 90% of children\’s tooth decay. It is also the best method to prevent permanent tooth decay promoted by the World Health Organization. The price of each tooth and fissure sealing is about 100 yuan, starting from deciduous molars until the age of 13, the average price is not too high. Recommended time for pit and fissure sealing: 3 to 5 years old: seal 8 deciduous molars. 6 to 8 years old: 4 first permanent molars (sixth-year-old teeth) are sealed. 11 to 13 years old: 4 second permanent molars are sealed. 4. Regular visits: When your child\’s first tooth appears, you should take him to the dentist to determine the eruption of the teeth and assess the risk of dental caries. From then on, it is recommended to take the child for an oral and dental checkup every six months, and also apply fluoride and seal pits and fissures. Of course, it is best to follow the doctor\’s advice. The advantage of regular check-ups is that if a child develops tooth decay, it can be discovered immediately. For minor caries, fillings only cost a few dozen yuan; if the decay reaches a root canal, the price for fillings will be hundreds or even thousands. It’s too expensive! Gradually cultivate the habit of brushing your children\’s teeth. Getting your children to brush their teeth is more difficult than climbing to the sky: Either you shouldWhen it\’s done, just put the toothbrush in your mouth and make gestures, and that\’s it; or you just pretend to be asleep, or you just refuse to brush your teeth before going to bed. Here are 2 methods to improve the fun of brushing teeth and let children take the initiative to brush teeth step by step! 1. Use a timer. Fixing the tooth brushing task within a certain period of time will shorten the child\’s subjective understanding time. This is like reminding a child that he will be late for school in the morning, but the child will not take it seriously; if you tell him that the school door will be closed in 10 minutes, his urgency will be stronger. Brushing teeth is the same as going to school. It is recommended to set a specific time. For example, set an alarm clock 5 minutes before watching cartoons at 9 pm to remind children to brush teeth. Hearing the \”ding\” sound, the child knows to rinse his mouth and brush his teeth. After brushing for 3 minutes, he can watch his favorite cartoon! 2. Accompany your children in brushing their teeth. One of the functions of accompanying your children in brushing their teeth is to supervise them to ensure that they are serious about brushing their teeth. During the companionship process, you can also play some small games with your children, such as feeling how many teeth you have when brushing your teeth, remembering how many times you have brushed each tooth, etc. The two parties can also share their brushing experiences with each other. After brushing your teeth, compare with your child whose teeth are cleaner and check each other to make the brushing process more fun. Accompanying your child in brushing his teeth can be continued until he is 8 or 9 years old, and it will take several years to develop the habit of brushing his teeth. 3. Watch educational cartoons or documentaries. The best way to teach children how to brush their teeth is to start with their favorite movies and TV shows. Sun Li\’s mother-in-law\’s mother-in-law, Waiting and Xiaohua, didn\’t like to brush their teeth when they were very young. After watching \”The Sugar Trap\”, they started asking for brushing! I believe that all children who don’t like brushing their teeth will take the initiative to ask for brushing like Waiting and Xiaohua! 4. Interesting floss picks. Finally, it is recommended to guide children to use dental floss! Since you can’t rinse your mouth and brush your teeth every time after eating, flossing will also help protect your teeth! Today\’s children\’s dental floss picks are not only cute in appearance, but some also have fruity fragrances, which will not be repulsive to children. Flossing is much more fun than brushing your teeth. It can be summed up in six words: gently \”pulling the saw\”! Supervising children to brush their teeth is a test of parents\’ patience. I hope every parent can be patient and guide and encourage. At the same time, make time as much as possible every year to take your children to the dental hospital for dental check-ups. Early detection and early treatment are the best protection for your teeth!