Breastmilk or bottle sucking before going to bed or during sleep creates a favorable environment for microbes to rot teeth as milk accumulates in the mouth. Therefore, attention should be paid to the cleaning of the teeth, especially after night feeding.

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Baby bottle caries Sometimes it is observed that there are brown stains on the teeth of babies or that these teeth are broken and lost. In fact, these stains are dental caries and teeth are broken due to caries. Baby bottle caries is the cause of early decay in babies.
Breast milk or cow’s milk, which are the most important nutrients in baby nutrition, naturally contains sugar.
Breastmilk or bottle sucking before going to bed or during sleep creates a favorable environment for microbes to rot teeth as milk accumulates in the mouth. Therefore, attention should be paid to the cleaning of the teeth, especially after night feeding.

Dental caries in babies are difficult to treat, easier to prevent!
Since the treatment of bruises in babies is very difficult, preventive measures should be taken in the early period.
The habit of sleeping with a bottle in the mouth of the baby at night should be prevented.
Sweeteners such as sugar, honey or molasses should not be added to the nipple or the milk in the bottle.
After the baby is fed, water should be drunk.
Carbohydrate-sugary foods that are given to the baby in order to linger after the teeth erupt will also cause tooth decay, so instead of such foods, the child’s nutritional value such as apple and carrot is high; It should be directed to foods that help to clean teeth.

Teeth with bottle decay should be treated!
If the teeth with bottle decay are not treated, they cause pain and inflammation. Inflamed or aching teeth cause the baby to become uneasy and to deteriorate the diet. Inflammation also affects the permanent teeth that will come from below and causes them to be deformed. Having to remove these teeth may cause speech problems in the child.

2. Finger sucking
Finger sucking is a common habit in young ages. It usually disappears by the age of four. The continuation of this habit at the age of the permanent teeth causes structural defects in these teeth and palate. The reason for these disorders is the pressure applied by the finger to the front teeth and palate.
If the child continues to suck fingers until the age of 6, despite the guidance made to discourage him from the habit, it is necessary to consult a dentist and seek professional help.

3. Biting
nails , biting a pencil. Biting nails or biting or trying to gnaw anything can cause deformities and even abrasions on teeth as well as nails.

4. Foods with too much sugar.
Feeding highly processed, refined and highly sugary foods increases the acid level in the mouth and increases the risk of caries, easily adheres to the tooth surfaces and is very difficult to clean.

5. Forcing the
teeth to contact with hard objects Breaking eaten shells with teeth, opening bottle caps, eating too many seeds, that is, forcing the teeth into constant contact with hard objects, may cause distressing situations, such as abrasions, cracks, serious fractures and even tooth loss in the enamel layer.

6. Acidic beverages
Acid drinks soften the enamel layer and provide the most suitable conditions for the formation of caries in the mouth due to their excessive sugar content. For this reason, acid-free and sugar-free fruit juices or milk-like natural drinks should be preferred instead of acidic drinks.

7. Tooth grinding
Children with stressful, aggressive, obsessive or boring personality structures and / or parents grinding teeth are more prone to teeth grinding. Tooth grinding causes wear on teeth, pain in facial muscles, swaying and sensitivity in teeth. In its treatment, the factors that lead to tooth grinding are tried to be eliminated, but if this is not achieved, a removable night plaque is applied to the patient.