How to treat baby's teeth?
What are the reasons for the baby's teeth grinding?
In addition to intestinal parasites, there are several reasons why babies grind their teeth:
Reason 1: Baby's digestive dysfunction
If the child eats too much dinner or eats too late or too much, the gastrointestinal tract cannot rest during sleep and has to continue to work to ensure that the food in the child's stomach can be digested. This will cause children to grind their teeth unconsciously.
Reason 2: The baby's nutrition is not balanced
Some children are picky eaters and don't like to eat vegetables, which leads to unbalanced nutrition. Such children will lack calcium, phosphorus, various vitamins and trace elements, and the lack of these elements will cause the child's facial chewing muscles to contract involuntarily during sleep, and the teeth will grind back and forth.
Reason 3: Overstress
If children watched cartoons with stressful plots or listened to similar stories during the day, mental stress will cause teeth grinding during sleep. It can be seen that if the child is too excited before going to bed or has been scolded by parents for a long time because of something, it will cause depression, anxiety and anxiety, and will grind teeth at night.
Reason 4: poor growth and development of teeth
During the tooth replacement period, if the child suffers from rickets, malnutrition, or congenital individual tooth loss, the teeth will be underdeveloped, and the occlusal surface will be uneven when the upper and lower teeth are in contact, which is also the cause of teeth grinding at night.
How to treat baby's teeth?
The key to treatment is to prescribe the right medicine for your baby's teeth grinding. In addition, the treatment cannot be effective in one stroke, and some measures are needed to reduce the harm caused by teeth grinding.
First of all, you can create a comfortable environment for your baby and let the baby go to sleep in a good mental state. Watch less TV at night and avoid being over-excited;
Second, make adjustments in diet. Match meat and vegetables, change the bad habit of picky eaters, and have a light dinner. In addition, children should eat regularly and quantitatively, and do not eat snacks before going to bed. During teeth grinding, babies should eat less or try to avoid greasy, fried and spicy foods. These foods are high in calories, and the body is too hot and humid, making them more likely to get sick.
Third, use tooth pads moderately. You can ask a dentist to check carefully for malocclusion. If there is, you need to grind off the high points of the teeth and prepare a tooth pad. After wearing it at night, it will reduce teeth grinding.
Fourth, moderate massage. Mom and Dad can massage the baby every day, that is, rub the warm palms on the baby's belly button and turn it clockwise and counterclockwise for 2-3 minutes, twice a day. Doing so can help the baby's gastrointestinal peristalsis and indirectly reduce teeth grinding.