Children's dentist Cham
Children's dentistryPaediatric dentistry deals with the treatment of diseases of the teeth, mouth and jaw in children. Our treatment methods are adapted to the special needs of young children, as well as older and possibly anxious children. We recommend that children have their first dental check-up as soon as all their milk teeth are present, but no later than the age of 3. Come and see us at the children's dentist in Cham. Make an appointment online or by phone on 041 785 60 00. Thank you very much.
The oral health of the mother or father has a direct influence on the oral health of the child. For example, caries bacteria are transferred from the mother or father to the baby when the baby licks the nuggies. This infection is almost impossible to prevent.
Some babies have a visible tooth at birth. This is called a "dentes natales" and is a tooth-like rudiment. It usually has to be removed because it interferes with breastfeeding.
The eruption of the first tooth varies greatly from person to person. Most babies get their first milk teeth by the time they are six months old. Before this time, the milk teeth are already fixed in the jaw. The lower central incisors come through first.
By the age of about one year, the upper and lower incisors are visible in the mouth. Later the molars erupt and then the milk teeth. At around 3.5 years of age, the milk dentition is fully formed. The milk dentition consists of 20 teeth.
The first milk teeth are much smaller than the permanent teeth. Their enamel is thinner and less mineralised. This is why cavities form more quickly. Milk teeth wear down more quickly than permanent teeth.
How often should children brush their teeth?
Brushing is necessary from the first milk tooth onwards, preferably twice a day. Parents should brush afterwards. Flossing is recommended for tight and awkward spaces.
Electric toothbrushes remove more plaque than manual toothbrushes and are therefore suitable for children. It is important to have a small brush head to reach all areas of the mouth.
There are special toothpastes on the market for children. These contain less fluoride than toothpaste for adults. There are different levels of fluoride and toothpastes for children aged 0-6 years and for children aged 6-12 years. As children are more likely to swallow toothpaste, it makes sense to buy a special children's toothpaste.
Bacteria in plaque convert sugar into acids. These acids attack teeth. They leach minerals from the tooth substance. This is called demineralisation. If this process continues unchecked, caries develops, a hole in the tooth.
Fluoride supports mineralisation. Dissolved minerals can be stored more easily. Fluoride affects the metabolism of bacteria. Bacteria produce less acid. With fluoride, minerals are better bonded to the tooth enamel. They are less likely to be released from the tooth substance during an acid attack.
Most dental accidents happen in the second and third years of life, when little ones are exploring. We see falls when walking and running, jumping, riding a tricycle or bicycle. In most cases, the crown and root of the tooth are unharmed.