Risk of tooth
decay for children and mothers.
– an expensive joke. To prevent a situation like this daily
mouth hygene is a necessity. Dentist Dr. med. dent. Marcus Engelschalk
answers questions such as Are pregnant women exposed to the risk
of tooth decay and when do small children need mouth hygene.
pregnant women need to adher to a specific tooth hygene?
due to hormonal changes, have a stronger blood circulation in
their gums, which slightly swell and bleed more easily. Medical
experts call it Pregnancy–Gingivitis. This is why during
this period women should refrain from using electric driven toothbrushes;
instead, they should use soft toothbrushes for tooth hygene. Also,
in this period formation of tooth spots increase. So, it would
be wiser to get preventive treatment at a dentist every three
months. Meanwhile, sides and between teeth should be cleaned by
professionals. A paradontitis should be treated, if possible,
after the pregnancy, because this gum disease might cause early
birth. That is why the gyneacologist should be warned about a
to start cleaning childre’s teeth and how should it be done?
the first tooth that comes out. Depending on how active the child
is, the tooth should be cleaned either with a special dump cloth
or should be brushed with a special toothbrush for children. If
you show children that also their parents brush their teeth regularly,
they will be willing to brush their teeth by themselves starting
from the age of two. However, parents should check the result
toothpaste it is recommmended that those which contain as little
florid as possible be used, because childresn take a daily tablet
of vitamin D and florid as a measure to prevent rashitism. I would
give an electric driven toothbrush to older children, meaning
children over 8 years of age.
can parents prevent their children from being afraid of dentists?
The most important
thing is that parents should never treathen their children with
a dentist. Parents need to take their children with them for their
preventive dental checks. Then children will learn that it is
a normal thing, their parents do not feel any pain and what is
beeing done is not a bad thing.
A child should
start his own dental appointments approximately at the age of
two, meaning when all his first teeth have come out. Decays in
the first teeth should definitely be treated, because the teeth
just beneath them can already be infected. In addition, children’s
dentists should approach especially children with games.