Your child 1-3 years

A cavity, already?

A cavity, already?

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Toddlers are not safe from cavities. On the contrary, the enamel is so fine that it is less resistant to attacking sugar. The explanations and advice of Dr. Alain Amzalag, dental surgeon

Your child complains of having a toothache when eating. On one of his teeth, you see a small stain. Take a quick appointment with the dentist because caries evolves faster in a toddler and must be treated as quickly as possible.

How to recognize cavities?

  • Decay shows brown spots in the groove of the tooth and painbut often less intense than when decay touches a definitive tooth. In children, it can start on the upper incisors and, untreated, attack the canines and temporary molars.
  • It extends little on the surface, but digs a cavity at the bottom of a groove or between two teeth (the most painful) It evolves towards the inside of the tooth, from the surface towards the pulp, that is to say towards the center of the tooth where the nerves and the blood vessels are located. When it reaches the dental nerve, tooth rage is declared: there, we must act quickly. The destruction of a milk tooth can also have adverse consequences on the future dentition.

Make an appointment with the dentist

  • Even if your child's small milk teeth are white as porcelain, it is recommended to make a first visit to the dentist at around 18 months, if only to benefit from his prevention advice.
  • This first contact allows your child to become familiar with the practitioner and with all this strange equipment that has something to impress a toddler. The day when it will be necessary to cure its first decay, the session will be less stressful. Preferably, go to a dentist who is used to treating children.
  • Practitioners today benefit from new equipment that makes painless care. They use Carislov, a product that dissolves cavities without pain.

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