Baby biting nails, sucking fingers, risk of tooth deformity

Dentists warn parents of children biting their nails, sucking their fingers, and risking teeth deforming and overlapping.

Dr. Pairote Suratanavanich, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Medical Services, spoke about biting children’s nails and sucking fingers. It is a behavior that parents should focus on and pay attention to. These behaviors can have a detrimental effect on your child’s oral health and teeth alignment. causing the front teeth to protrude or not meet teeth wear more than usual gaped teeth or swallowing disorders from using the tongue to push the front teeth The expression of thumb sucking, thumb sucking, or nail biting may be caused by a state of concern for the child. So do it to relax your own mood. And some behaviors can become a habit that will be with the child until he grows up. It also negatively affects the personality and increases the risk of bacterial infection. Viruses or germs that infect the nooks and crannies of the fingernails or fingers. Parents should bring their children to the dentist regularly for dental checkups. and train the child to become a habit Because of proper oral and dental health care since childhood It will help affect good oral health in the future when entering working age or the elderly as well.

Dr. Sumana Phosritong, Director of the Institute of Dentistry added that Behaviors in which children suck their fingers, bite their nails, bite their lips, or use their tongues to push their teeth. If parents see such behavior Should train and modify the behavior of the child. because it may affect the alignment of teeth There is a risk of tooth decay, tooth gap, tooth misalignment, and in the long term, it can cause problems with occlusion. abnormality occurred oral health care Should be taken care of from the stage of milk teeth. Because it will help the permanent teeth grow in the correct position. no occlusion problems able to pronounce clearly which if there is a problem or has lost the baby teeth prematurely May cause overlapping permanent teeth or unable to rise until it becomes an implantable tooth Parents should bring their children to see the dentist from the age of 6 months or when the first baby tooth appears. for advice on brushing teeth Proper oral health care Adjusting consumption behaviors to reduce the risk of tooth decay and dental checkup However, brushing should be started as soon as the child has the first baby teeth. At least twice a day, choose a toothbrush with soft, fine bristles. The brush head must be sized to fit your child’s mouth and use a toothpaste containing 1,000 ppm fluoride in the proper amount for each child of any age. and most importantly, should take your child to the dentist for regular dental check-ups every 3-6 months

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