Dental Fillings In Children Aged 20 Months?
Afternoon doctor, I want to ask, my son aged 20 months has just patched two upper incisors, the fillings are the same color as the teeth. My questions 1. Can you give a tooth mousse, the usual one or a plus? About our doctor recommends that our son is only 20 months old, so we have doubts. 2. Does taking TB medicine affect the color of dental fillings? Because the patched teeth turn yellow 3. Can our child be given a fluoride toothpaste like a child’s enzyme toothpaste? thank you
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Cavities can indeed affect anyone, children are no exception. This condition often occurs due to poor dental and oral hygiene, for example due to lazy brushing teeth, accustomed to consuming sweet foods or drinks before going to sleep, and so on. As in adults, a hole in the tooth that is deep enough can certainly cause children to feel pain, so that appetite can often be reduced. In addition, cavities, if located in the front, can also be quite disturbing appearance.
Handling of definitive cavities is done by filling or extracting teeth. Even after dental fillings, it does not necessarily mean that dental care can be done haphazardly. Dental fillings are certainly not as strong as natural teeth, so they need better care so they don't get damaged again.
To treat teeth that have been patched and other parts of the tooth as a whole, one of the steps that needs to be done is to get children to get their teeth brushed properly and regularly. If your child is good at spitting, of course you can use fluoridated toothpaste. Because, what is feared from the use of fluoridated toothpaste in children is the risk for ingestion in large quantities which can cause health problems.
Not only that, before going to sleep, you can also add tooth mousse, which is a topical cream that contains calcium phosphate and fluoride whose function is to maintain tooth structure. There are several types of tooth mousse, including the usual and plus types (containing more fluoride). Tooth mouse plus is often indicated for use by people at high risk, for example sufferers of caries (cavities), people who have had orthodontic procedures, people with immune system weaknesses, people with gastric acid erosion or reflux, and so on. Generally, tooth mousse plus is used after children aged 6 years or more. However, if necessary, this tooth mousse can be used at a younger age. Of course, this must be done on the recommendation of the dentist directly. Therefore, it is more appropriate if you consult directly the type of tooth mousse that is right for your child to the dentist who checks it. If in doubt, you can ask for a second opinion by checking your child to another dentist.
Some types of drugs can indeed make the color of the teeth turn yellowish, including anti-TB drugs (OAT). Not only that, several other types of drugs, such as antihistamines, antipsychotics, and anti-hypertension can also make teeth turn yellow. However, if your child's complaint is purely related to the side effects of the drug, often this condition is harmless, and will improve by itself after the consumption of the drug is stopped.
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