2 year old, and the hole in the teeth??

2. may 2012  
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Question:

Hello.....
Sitting here with the worst feeling ever... the Feeling of, to be the worst mother!!!
My daughter, 2 years old, has had “teething problems” with regards to teeth brushing... It was with the “abuse” that I had brushed her teeth. But the last few years there is progress, as long as she is a part of it, and looking in the mirror... And ends ALWAYS with yourself, to brush her teeth... But for a small månedes ago, I saw that she had something black between her bottom teeth... Thought it was something the spice of a kind, which was stuck... But after repeated attempts, to get it away, it will not go away... I have tried dental floss, toothpick, but it will be there.... Unfortunately.... Is it mon holes my daughter has? And how are gaps in young children.... Is really destroyed over that I may have to postpone my little girl for such a place, just because her mother is an ass..... Hope you will reply my mail....
Hugs from Marlene

Answer:

Dear Marlene,

I can well understand your frustration. I think you should get a børnetandlæge or dental hygienist to look at your daughter's teeth if you are so worried. It do not necessarily have to be a hole in the tooth even if there is no black on the tooth. It may be any discoloration or arrested caries.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Dentistry.dk™ – the Road to healthier teeth

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Baby teeth

19. september 2011  
Filed in Children

Question:

Hi
our daughter at 7 1/2, has only lost 2 baby teeth at the bottom of the mouth – is this normal?? There are no new teeth to look, at the top or behind her baby teeth and no rokketænder... Thought that you, as a 8 year old had most of his adult teeth?
She was late to get his baby teeth...
we need to do something or just wait?
Thank you in advance
christina

Answer:

Dear Christina

It is very normal that there is a difference in when children get their permanent teeth. It is typically only when you are 12 years that you have most of your adult teeth, but of course there is a difference in the children.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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Correlation between craving for sweets and alcoholism

4. august 2010  
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In the following a new u.s. study, there may very well be the link between alcoholism in a child's family, and the child's own perception of depression, and the baby's cravings for sweets and other sweets. It shows just published research in the journal Addiction.

The american researchers examined the sweetness of the preference in children with genetic predisposition for alcoholism, and came to alcohol and the sweet taste manages to activate many of the same “belønningskredsløb” in the brain. The study also included children with depressive symptoms, to see if they had the same “belønningskredsløb” with sweets.

In the study attended 300 children between 5 and 12 years and their mothers. The children were allowed to taste five concentrations of sucrose (sugar) in water, while the researchers, from a questionnaire, rated the children's evs. depressive states. It was also noted the concentration of sukkervand individual children like best. Mothers ' participation in the study was to answer the questions about alcoholism in the family.

The most intense sweetness, of the five different variants sukkervand, consisted of 24 % sucrose, which corresponds to approx. 14 teaspoon. sugar in a cup of water. The result showed that out of the 300 children who participated in the survey, there were 37 children that seemed best on the most intense sweetness. It turned out that these 37 children had both alcoholism in the family and their own symptoms of depression. The intensity of the cutest mix was one-third sweeter than the other children in the study preferred.

The researchers uderstreger, however, that a preference for sweet as a child does not necessarily mean an increased risk of alcoholism later in life, writes Tandlægebladet.

Mennella JA, Pepino MY, Lehmann-Castor SM, Yourshaw LM. Sweet preferences and analgesia during childhood: Effects of family history of alcoholism and depression. Addiction 2010; 105: 666-75.

The address determines if your child gets cavities in the teeth

11. may 2010  
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Most parents think that their residence may have an impact on whether their children will get tooth decay or not. A new Danish study shows that there is a strong correlation between the children's and young people's place of residence and the risk of caries (holes in teeth), writes Tandlægebladet.

Fluorkoncentrationen in the tap water that comes out of the taps in the home, can have a crucial impact on their children's cariesrisiko. Children who live in Siberia, are twice as likely to get tooth decay as children living in the southeastern part of Zealand and on Lolland-Falster, Møn and Bornholm, where fluorkoncentrationen is the highest.

There is a big difference in fluorkoncentrationen in the drinking water, depending on where you are in the country. If one lives as a child or young person in an area where there is a high concentration of fluoride in the drinking water, it may mean that the risk of getting cavities in the teeth can be half as great as in an area where fluorindholdet is low – for example in west Jutland, where the risk of getting holes in your teeth is up to twice as large as the areas where fluorkoncentrationen is a maximum. The more fluoride in the water, the fewer holes.
The survey is conducted among 48.351 children 5-years of age and 43.848 15-year-olds in the entire country.

Here you can see what fluorindholdet in the drinking water is in your area. Click on the image to see the bigger picture.


Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 6 2010 or on the www.tandlaegebladet.dk

”Sweet” cultural background affects children cariesrisiko

10. april 2010  
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If the mother and father have a short education or non-western background, the risk of caries in children is significantly larger than that of the average. It shows a new Norwegian study, published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.

In the survey received 523 children made tandundersøgelse, while the parents responding to questions about the socio-economic conditions and on own tandplejevaner. In the group of parents with non-western background and education had the children, respectively, nine and twelve times more at risk for incipient caries in the enamel and tandbenet. This is due to excessive sugar intake, and lacked regular brushing.

Non-western background and education
“In the group of parents with non-western background and education had the children, respectively, nine and 12 times as likely to have incipient caries in enamel and in dentin. However, the confidence intervals for these probabilities was quite large, ie. uncertain and one should also notice that it is about 24 children out of a total of 523”, says Dorthe Holst, professor of samfundsodontologi at Oslo University, and adds:

"There is much to indicate that there is a "sweet", and not too systematic tandbørstekultur behind the numbers. Småbørnskulturen in part non-western families is different than it, which gradually came to characterize most of the nordic. We also find high cariesaktivitet among Norwegian children, but it is rather a windows - than a kulturudfordring. Fortunately, studies of the same issue, among 14-16-year-old children and young people in Oslo, have shown that the differences are blurred. A good and respectful communication with current families at risk should be able to give good results”.


Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 4 2010 or on the www.tandlaegebladet.dk

Lower sugar levies provide lower teeth

25. march 2010  
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It is a bomb, in particular the children's and young people's dental health, sugar levies has fallen every year since 2001. It says Tandlægeforeningens president Susanne Andersen in a comment to the new information from the ministry of finance.

– We can see that the portions have become larger over the last ten years, and it is hardly unlikely that it has anything to do with the gradual tax reductions. Slikposerne have been greater, and the same is sodavandsflaskerne. While the biggest soda bottles for ten years ago called the 1½ litre, we are now up to 2 litres. And it is a big problem for the teeth. The large bottles of deadlines, especially children and young people to have a soda standing and taking a sip of it periodically. In this way, the teeth in a constant acid bath in, and the acid in the soda can in the worst case corrode the tooth enamel away, " says Susanne Andersen.

Studies have shown that every 7. teen, to a greater or lesser extent, have acid injuries of the tooth enamel.

In addition to syreskaderne is the sugar in soft drinks and sweets are one of the major culprits when it comes to holes in the teeth. The trend has for many years been, that the danes have fewer and fewer holes in the teeth, but Susanne Andersen is afraid that the positive development will stop, if the intake of sugar continues to increase.

Further information may be obtained from Tandlægeforeningen by contacting the communications officer May Falcon 70 25 77 11 or head of communications Claus Jørgensen on 70 25 77 11 or 21 26 56 98.

Can milk give holes in children's teeth?

25. march 2010  
Filed in Children, Teeth

Question:

Hello.

I have a son of 6 years who like to ALWAYS have something to drink when he is in bed. He always get water because I believe it is the best when the teeth are brushed...BUT my gf does not think it does anything he get the milk??...can it really be??...seemed to always I have heard that milk can also provide holes in the teeth...or maybe it is the only infant formula that is not smart after brushing??

Catfish

Answer:

Dear Catfish,

You are absolutely right in what you say. Milk can provide holes in the teeth, because it contains milk sugar. No matter what type of milk we are talking about. So hold fast to your son should only have water to drink before bedtime.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

www.tandpleje.dk/brevkassen

Dentistry.dk™ – the Road to healthier teeth

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No-shows giving rise to the risk of caries in children

3. February 2010  
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Udeblivelser

No-shows increases the risk of caries in children

No-shows from tandlægeaftaler, dental phobia, as well as parents who are avoiding dental treatment, are risk factors for the development of caries in children, shows a new Swedish study. The survey includes more than 500 children and their parents.

The Swedish authors conclude that children, who have a history of no-shows, and who have parents who fail when it comes to complying with the children's tandlægeaftaler – they have an elevated risk of having developed dental caries as a five-year-old.


Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 2 2010 or on the www.tandlaegebladet.dk

Two-year-old boy may not like to get brushed teeth

25. november 2009  
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Question:

Hi all of you
Our boy of 2 years has never really liked to get brushed teeth and now that he has become more independent it is almost completely impossible without that we feel that we are making attacks on him. We try to sing, read books, exchange ml alm toothbrush and electric but he cries and howls and squirms. Finally, I hold his head ml my legs and get it over with. But I would like to have it to be a good daily hyggestund and not a fight.

Kind regards Pernille

Answer:

Dear Pernille,

I think you approach it in the right way. It would be much worse if your son got holes in my teeth because Of not brushing them. He will eventually give up and accept to get brushed teeth. There are several parents in the same situation as you. It is very frustrating, but hold out because it pays off in the end.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

www.tandpleje.dk/brevkassen

Dentistry.dk™ – the Road to healthier teeth

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Tooth decay is transmitted from adults to children

14. October 2009  
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It is probably very few new mothers, who know bakteriesammensætningen in their own saliva and probably even fewer that know this have an impact on their child's dental health the rest of his life. Kisses and hugs are fine, but contact and exchange of saliva can transfer the ”cariesbakterier” from mother to child. Parents should be better informed, reads the assessment from the Professor of Dentistry in Copenhagen Svante Twetman.

Mothers pass bacteria to their children
People who have much caries, and often have a special bakteriesammensætning. And these ”cariesbakterier” can infection. Studies show that the bacteria in infants in more than 70 percent of the cases comes from the mother, however the infection can also take place from other relatives or, for instance, in vuggestuemiljøet.

Mom with many ”cariesbakterier” are at high risk to transfer these to their children by, for example, to share the fate of their children or the taste of the baby feeding bottle. The earlier a child is exposed to the cariesbakterier, the greater the risk is that the bacteria establish a permanent and on a large scale. Thus, there is increased risk that the child develops caries in pre-school, writing Tandlægebladet.

According to professor Svante Twetman is it first and foremost to avoid direct spytkontakt. You should as parents avoid to take the child's pacifier or other things that need to check in the child's mouth, into his own mouth. One should not, for example, test barnemadens temperature in his own mouth. And one should not wash the pacifier or ”do it clean” by taking it in the mouth.

Another precaution, which the mother can take is to try to reduce its own level of cariesbakterier. With a background in several independent studies highlights Svante Twetman, ”mother can treat themselves antibacterial by rinsing the mouth with klorhexidinopløsning, or she may choose to chew xylitoltyggegummi in the period up to the child's first tandfrembrud.”

He stresses that there is some evidence that the tandsundheden in children can be improved if the tandplejepersonalet provides prospective and new parents information and advice on how to avoid the transfer of cariesbakterier to her child.


Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 12 2009 or on www.tandlaegebladet.dk.

Municipal dental care in free-decay

21. may 2009  
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The dental chair that is patched with gaffa-tape which in the processing must be supported with klinikassistentens knees to fall together. It can the 840 children on the waiting list in the north Funen municipality can look forward to.

Follow the fylde is equipped in the nordfynske municipal dental care in so strongly decline that it is purely and simply fell apart, if not for the gaffa-tape and klinikassistenternes physical support during treatment. Also boremaskinerne are so damaged that they overopheder, foot controls also must be repaired with gaffa-tape and outdated headrests as dental assistants must keep up with the knees to ensure that the greater children's heads does not suddenly fall over during treatment.

North funen Municipality acknowledges the problem
In an internal survey, more than half of the municipality's 12 the dental chair with the related equipment, which is in the municipality's four dental clinics, dumpekarakter. The chairs are so old that one can no longer obtain spare parts. And last year alone ran the maintenance up in 124.000 euros.

In addition to the extensive problems with the equipment on the municipality's dental clinics, is currently not less than 840 children on a waiting list for everything from general investigation to the hanger-treatment.