Proper Bone Teeth Maintenance Begins With Baby Teeth Maintenance And Permanent Teeth Care Leading Into Adulthood

Parents should schedule their children for their first pediatric dental appointment not later than their first birthday. Generally between 6 to 12 months, baby teeth begin to erupt. Your kids must obtain proper dental care from that period of time moving forward. That care should be administered by a pediatric dentist. You as a parent should also help to teach and guide kids in that age group about oral hygiene habits. Your influence establishes a cleaning habit that produces bone healthy teeth throughout your children's lifetime.

Eruption Of Baby Teeth Care

Baby teeth will continue to erupt at different intervals until he or she reaches about 3 years of age. There might be some discomfort in the gum, which is easily treated by using a wet cloth or by using your clean finger to rub across the gum. A teething ring use relieves the discomfort your child endures while teething goes on.

Permanent Teeth Eruption

Teething gives way to permanent teeth growth when your child reaches age six. Now you have to be even more vigilant than ever. You must examine the permanent teeth every two weeks. Search for any sign of lines or discoloration that could indicate tooth decay. Bear in mind though that you should not have your child use fluoride toothpaste if he or she is younger than two years old.

Types Of Food Your Kids Must Consume For Teeth Strength

  • Dairy products that include milk, cheese and yogurt 
  • Green leafy vegetables such as broccoli and kale along with salmon and sardines 
  • Breads and calcium-fortified juices and cereals 
  • Calcium supplements if recommended by the pediatric dentist

Have your children brush their teeth twice a day after eating to remove any sugary contents that are building on their permanent teeth. You also have to make sure that your kids are ingesting the right amount of calcium that strengthens bone material.

Obtain Advice About Calcium Absorption

Do not hesitate to discuss calcium intake with your child's dentist. Pediatric dentists can determine if your child's body is absorbing an adequate amount of calcium from nutrition or vitamins. If vitamins are recommended, be sure that the calcium vitamins are fortified with vitamin D, which helps his or her body to fully absorb the calcium vitamins. Labs can be performed, which will accurately measure your child's calcium levels.

Note that calcium is not produced by the body. If your kids' dietary intake is at a poor level, your child's body will snatch calcium from bones. A child may be consuming adequate calcium but not absorbing it properly even though most of the calcium absorbed goes directly into a child's teeth.