MILK TEETH OR PRIMARY TEETH are overlooked AND neglected. the foremost common reason is that they’re to get replaced by new ones.

But the very fact is that if they have given us 2 sets of teeth therefore there should be some sensible reason behind it isn’t it?

Today we’ll tell you why we want to take care of your milk teeth in fine condition and in good hygiene.

While it’s true that primary teeth are solely within the mouth for a brief amount, they play a significant role in the following ways:

They reserve space for their permanent counterparts.

They offer the face its normal look.

They aid in the development of clear speech.

They help attain good overall health (missing or decayed teeth make it troublesome to chew causing kids to reject foods).

They help give a healthy start to the permanent teeth (decay and infection in baby teeth will cause dark spots on the permanent teeth developing beneath it).

However on a contrary, they need a significant role in the correct eruption of the permanent teeth. Each tooth has a range of a schedule of their emergence and shedding.

Shedding out of milk teeth and the emergence of permanent teeth is the simultaneous process.
Some times, several parents assume these are double teeth, however this is often not the fact. while milk teeth are within the mouth, the permanent teeth give a false look of double teeth.

Here are the few things to do once teeth emerge within the kid’s mouth.

The primary teeth gradually erupt through the gums during the first two and a half years.

The four front teeth—two uppers and 2 lower—usually erupt 1st, starting as early as six months after birth. Most kids have a full set of primary teeth by the time they’re three years old.

You can help reduce the risk of cavity. Never allow your kid or toddler to go to sleep with a bottle containing milk, formula, fruit juices, or sweetened liquid. Don’t dip a pacifier in sugar or honey.

If your kid or toddler wants a comforter between regular feedings or at time of day, give the kid a clean pacifier suggested by your dental practitioner or specialist.

Wipe your child’s gums with a wet washcloth or a clean gauze pad after each feeding.

Begin brushing your child’s teeth with a little water as soon as the 1st tooth appears.

Supervise tooth brushing to make certain that kids older than two years use ay a pea-sized quantity of fluoride toothpaste and avoid swallowing it.

We should teach kids to spit out remaining toothpaste and rinse with water after brushing.

Even before the first tooth is emerging, we should wipe the gums with the clean gauge once during a day.

We suggest twice a year check up with a dentist is must for your child.

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