Unfortunately, not all parents know that by today’s standards the first follow-up visit to the pediatric dentist should be implemented in nine months. You should not be afraid.
The doctor only check whether the number of teeth in the mouth toddler age norm, appreciate fully their structure.
In this age, rarely any disorders of enamel or carious processes. And if you cut fewer teeth than required, this is not a reason to sound the alarm. Maybe the dentist will give you simple guidelines that will offer the diet which will be more foods that contain calcium.
Find out in advance who will examine your child. First impressions are very important, so consider the individual characteristics; there are children who, for example, afraid of the elderly or men with a low voice.
The first visit to pediatric dentist should be implemented in nine months.
In no one case do not worry yourself with a white robe or dental chair is immediately passed to the baby. Moreover, never tell the child stories about how you (or someone) had a bad experience with a dentist. If there is some uncertainty in its peace, you will charge to accompany your baby to another, more seasoned, member of the family with whom the child feels comfortable. But do not enter the room along with all the relatives, visits to the doctor – no morning kindergarten.
Choose the institution where you don’t have to sit in the hallway. The long wait will not add positive emotions to you or the baby.
Second visit to the dental clinic should be implemented in 1 year. Its purpose is similar to the previous. The ideal norm for this age is 8 teeth (4 cutter upstairs and 4 downstairs). But don’t worry if your child has them yet smaller. A rough rule for 12 months is the presence of one tooth. At this age increases the risk of stomatitis – inflammation of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity. Children begin to walk, thoughtless and curious chew on objects from the floor, play in the sandbox and communicate with peers.
The disease is contagious – i.e. transmitted from person to person. This occurs frequently through shared items such as a teaspoon, a mug, toys. Is accompanied by disease in young children a strong rise in body temperature and severe pain in the mouth, worse when eating. Many parents long to understand the cause of the disease, the dentist usually sends them already pediatrician.
When you need to learn to brush your teeth?
Some doctors claim that brushing your teeth is necessary to carry out since the eruption of the first tooth. Others believe that up to two years is an optional procedure. So it’s a matter of your choice and decisions of the doctor you trust. Don’t be shy to oral hygiene when a baby boy is gonna give him the understanding that the procedure for brushing teeth mandatory for every person. With 2.5 years a child needs to learn himself led brush the teeth. A good example will help you acquire and build this skill.
After a year of preventive care visits to the clinic should have a 6-month frequency. Do not be afraid “in vain” come to the doctor. Not everyone can see the parent’s eyes. Perhaps the child had the first symptoms of malocclusion, and the reason for this is the wrong form of pacifiers, and not heredity, as it seemed.
Remember to wean from the pacifier is necessary in half a year, and from food from a bottle – not later than 1 year and 8 months. But not everything is so standardized. For example, children who receive through the nipple juices, are at risk for so-called “bottle caries”. Unfortunately, this is a common phenomenon in our days. In the case of such pathology affects the inner surface of the upper incisors, that is, the location of the projection of the aperture. Parents are extremely difficult to spot the initial stages of this disease, as in the examination of the oral cavity lesion can be seen only with the help of a dental mirror. So as early as possible teach your baby to drink from a Cup or through a straw.
What to do if a visit to the dentist will not prophylactic?
If the doctor is already familiar to the child, this will significantly reduce stress. Most likely, thanks to modern techniques no pain and the child will not feel. The visit, during which it is planned to treat the teeth, prepare carefully. Think of what to say to a child. It depends on the age, temperament, knowledge and experience of doctors.
Someone needs to say in advance that “this may hurt a little and it is necessary to suffer”, and another child is generally better, nothing like to speak, so as not to worry in advance. And someone needs to tell that mom and dad loved to go to the doctor when I was young. So with the presence of mom or dad’s office. But experience shows that the majority of children 3 years and much better behaved if the parents at the door.
In many dental clinics now use the so-called “cartoon anesthesia” for children. Find out in advance if there’s a DVD in your doctor’s office. You can even bring a favourite CD baby. But, fortunately, the procedure required little patients, usually non-durable, and long to enjoy the fabulous characters he doesn’t have. Even if treatment is required several teeth, you will likely be asked to distribute it on multiple visits, so as not to overload the child.
Don’t sign up to the doctor in a time when the baby begins to want to sleep or eat. With a grown child in advance agree that after visiting the doctor he will get something interesting. Prepare a fun little toy, a book, something nice. It’s not necessarily then to make every visit to the clinic (maybe he will be asking to go to the dentist!), but the first treatment should be accompanied by positive emotions. And it is in the hands of parents and doctors!