Teeth That Have Not Yet Grown Due To Teething In Toddlers?
… my child is now 3.5 years old but I’m surprised why his teeth don’t grow up or are that bad … is it because my child always likes candy and chocolate? growing up … tq
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Toddler teeth are baby teeth that will be replaced as permanent teeth as they age. It is recommended to do dental care for children starting from the child first appearing teeth. The earlier you treat teeth, the lower the level of problems and disorders in the teeth in the future.
Teeth that are marked with a partially eroded and blackened tooth surface are often found at the age of toddlers and children. This is generally caused by poor dental hygiene which increases the activity of bacteria in the mouth, especially in the area of the teeth. A variety of factors can affect tooth decay, among others, the use of pacifiers for too long, the habit of drinking milk with a pacifier during sleep at night, consuming sweet foods too often and lack of cleanliness in the tooth area.
Permanent tooth growth generally varies from child to child, some of which can occur in toddlers and toddlers and into teens. So you don't need to worry if your child's permanent teeth haven't grown at this age. Loose teeth are replaced by permanent teeth is a natural process. Therefore it is quite difficult to predict when to grow new teeth, especially permanent teeth at the age of the child.
In addition, tooth decay generally does not affect the delay in the appearance of permanent teeth. Although in certain cases these things can be interrelated. Tooth decay can be left without the need for extractions unless there are medical indications to extract the tooth. As long as the child does not complain of pain in the teeth, there are significant signs of infection or inflammation in the affected part of the tooth or gum, then the extraction is not recommended or should be done under the consideration of the child's dentist.
What you can do now is to ensure that your child's teeth are well cared for, maintain cleanliness by always asking to brush your teeth at least 2x in a day (morning and evening), limit consumption of sweet foods ranging from candy, chocolate, etc. Teething teeth, especially in the arrangement of incisors (front teeth) will automatically fall out and be replaced by permanent teeth. Therefore, you do not need to worry about it. This is a natural process, so it is difficult to accelerate the growth of new teeth in children. Nutrients containing calcium and phosphorus are needed for the growth of teeth and bones, but foods high in these substances also cannot guarantee the acceleration of tooth growth. The amount is also limited and should not be too excessive.
If necessary, consult further with a pediatric dentist to get more complete information. So much information that I can convey, hopefully it helps