Cavities in Children or tooth decay are one of the most common tooth diseases that can be seen amongst every 7 children out of 10. Along with the most chances of having the occurrence of Cavities in Children, these are also one of the most preventable diseases which if diagnosed and treated at an early stage, can be cured properly.
Cavities in Children
When the child should visit Dentist?
It has always been concern for the parents of new children that when they should take their baby to the dentist so as to prevent teeth related diseases and Cavities in Children. The child should be taken to the dentist after the milk teeth got erupted in the oral cavity. There is no need of prior check up as the Cavities in Children develop only when the teeth get exposed to the oral environment.
But remember that the child should be brought to the dentist with very positive attitude that can be only induced in child’s mind by parents and his peers. The first meet should be very friendly so that the child should not afraid at all when the things come to visiting the Dentist.
Dentition in Children
There occurs two sets of teeth and these include primary set of teeth and the permanent one. It is advisable for the parents to guide their children about the cleaning habits so as to avoid the Cavities in Children. Up to 6 months of age the babies are without teeth and there just presents the gum pads. As the gum pads get involve in all the mouth activities like suckling the milk, the parents should clean the gum pads with soft and clean cloth.
After 6 months the primary teeth begin to erupt in mouth and before reaching the 2 years of age there occurs completion of the eruption of all the primary teeth. At this stage the muscles of the baby are not fully developed to get the skills of cleaning the teeth properly with brush. So in the inference of avoiding Cavities in Children the parents should do this job of cleaning.
There always remains the myth in people that the teething can cause fever and diarrhoea in babies but the fact is that the baby tends to put every thing in his mouth so as to loose down the pressure coming from erupting teeth. These things or toys can be infected and this is the cause behind infections in these particular days.
From the age of 7- 12 years there occurs the replacement of primary teeth by the permanent ones. There also remains the period of mixed dentition in this stage. The new permanent teeth can be seen along with the carious primary teeth. At this stage it is advisable to get the treatment done for carious teeth as these can cause impact in the eruption of permanent teeth. Also the treatment is necessary to prevent Cavities in Children amongst their permanent teeth.
After 12 years of age when the child got all the permanent teeth in his mouth, the third molar remains the only one under the stage of eruption. The time period for its eruption is 17- 25 years of age.