8-year-old Children Haven’t Teething Perfectly?
Dear Doctor u003cbr u003 congratulations afternoon u003cbr u003eDoctor … I want to ask, my child is 8 years old but the baby teeth are still there and haven’t been replaced with permanent teeth, and the ones that have been made are not teething anyway, u003cbr u003 please advice u003cbr u003e u003cbr u003e
What milk teeth are you talking about? Total milk teeth are 20 consisting of 8 incisors, 4 canines, and 8 front molars. Milk teeth begin to grow at the age of 6 months to 1 year. Furthermore, baby teeth will start to date at the age of 6-7 years. Here is the average age of milk teeth on a date:
Front incisors: 6-7 years old
Side incisors: ages 7-8 years
Canines: 9-12 years of age
Front molars 1: ages 9-11 years
Front molars 2: 10-12 years
After the baby teeth are lost, a few months later permanent teething will replace the milk teeth. In the case of your child, it is necessary to clarify what baby teeth have not been dated. And for brittle teeth, what is meant is dental caries? Dental caries is tooth decay due to food scraps and sugar in the teeth which are then converted to acid by bacteria so that the tooth layer becomes damaged and causes brown or black holes in the teeth.
Handling of dental caries will be adjusted to the patient's condition by cleaning tartar, root canal treatment, dental fillings, and tooth extraction if it cannot be repaired.
To ensure the condition of your child's teeth, I recommend that you take your child to see the dentist directly so that further examination can be done and so that your child can get more appropriate treatment.
For the time being you don't need to worry, you can do the following tips while waiting to see the dentist:
Teach children to brush their teeth twice a day in the morning and evening before going to bed
Teach children to rinse after eating
Limit the provision of sweet snacks to children
Routine control to the dentist every 6 months
Hope it helps you,