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False: Don't have to bother about baby teeth, some parents think because they are going to come out anyway and permanent teeth will come in.
Truth: Neglecting baby teeth can be troublesome for the child 's entire life.
Children may end up in cavities when parents skip brushing if a toddler puts up a fuss, or allow a fussy eater to snack often on their favourite chocolates and junk food full of carbohydrates. But once the damage is done in the form of cavities in the teeth, it's not as easy as pulling them out and waiting for the permanent tooth to erupt.
Dental research points out that Preschooler children who have cavities in their baby teeth are three times as likely as other preschoolers to develop cavities in their permanent teeth.Oral health at a young age can be a predictor for the dental health of the adult. Greater chances of decay and disease in the adult can be correlated to poor dental habits at young age especially in poor population .
This may be caused partly by not brushing with fluoride twice daily and sipping sugary drinks over long periods. But it's also because the bacteria that causes cavities, called caries, signify an infectious disease. So even if one decayed,caries ridden tooth falls out, the bacterial infection may continue ravaging that child's mouth.
Another reason for restoring a decayed baby tooth is that, left untreated, it can become abscessed, at which point it may lead to an emergency situation and in some cases to death if infection from the abscess spreads in the body.
However, just pulling a decayed tooth can cause problems, because primary teeth hold the space for the permanent ones. In the absence of a space holder, adjacent teeth may easily drift into the space, blocking the eruption of the permanent tooth.
Beyond brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, one way to reduce the risk of cavities may be to limit sugary snacks and juices so a child's teeth are not constantly taking an acidic bath and or rinsing after every meal/snack times. Another is to make sure an adult does the brushing until a child has the dexterity to do it properly.