Sometimes it is observed that brown stains occur on the teeth in the babies or these teeth are broken and shed. In fact, these stains are tooth decay and the teeth are broken due to caries.
Breast milk or cow’s milk, which is the most important nutrient in baby nutrition, naturally contains sugar.
Baby drinking milk from the mother or the bottle before sleeping or during sleeping creates a favorable environment for microbes to decompose teeth as the milk accumulates in the mouth. Therefore, it should be paid attention to the cleaning of the teeth especially after night feeding.
Treatment of dental caries in babies is difficult but it is easier to prevent!
Since the treatment of caries in babies is very difficult, protective measures should be taken early.
The baby should be prevented from sleeping with a baby bottle in his/her mouth.
Always give water after feeding the baby.
The carbohydrate sugared foods that are given to the baby after the teething period will cause dental caries. Therefore, foods with high nutritional value such as apples and carrots should be given to the baby.
1- More sugary foods
Feeding with highly processed, refined and excess sugar foods increases the acid level in the mouth and increases the risk of caries. It easily adheres to tooth surfaces and is very difficult to clean.
2- To force teeth into contact with hard objects
Forcing the teeth into continuous contact with hard objects can lead to distressing states such as cracks, severe fractures, and even tooth loss.
Acidic beverages soften the enamel layer and provide the best conditions for the formation of caries in the mouth due to excess sugar content. For this reason, acidic beverages should be replaced with acid free and sugar free fruit juices or milk like natural drinks.
4- Gnashing teeth
Tooth grinding causes wear on the teeth, pain in the facial muscles, swaying and sensitivity in the teeth. In the treatment, the factors that cause tooth gnashing are tried to be eliminated, but if this cannot be accomplished, a removable night plaque can be inserted into the patient’s mouth.