Around two and a half years of age the last of child’s deciduous teeth the second molar appears, causing more pain and discomfort to the child than earlier teeth. Now the child has his set of 20 deciduous teeth. Even though most of the child’s twenty – first or “baby” teeth have cut through their gums shortly after babyhood ends, the permanent teeth already developing, rapidly in his gums. Between the fifth and sixth years, the first of the baby teeth to cut through his gums will loosen and fall out. In time, it will be replaced by a permanent tooth, which is larger in size and has longer roots. Most children, by the time they are ready to enter first grade, have one or two permanent teeth and a hole where another tooth will soon appear. Care of teeth: Some parents do not think it important to keep the baby teeth clean, as they are lost and replaced by permanent teeth. It is not a correct attitude because baby teeth remain in the child’s mouth for a number of years. Teeth decay may also cause pain to the child and can lead to infection of the jaw. Such teeth make it difficult for the child to masticate food and digestive troubles may follow. Teacher Training Diploma advises to brush the teeth thoroughly after having a late night munching. Or use a dental floss and interdental brush. With a high-quality concern, scaling management will not be required. When deposits are situated deep within, it may sore a bit. Also subsequent to the deposits are removed, definite parts can sting a little? To stay away from tenderness, avoid hot, cold, and spicy foodstuff after the conduct. To maintain the healthy teeth, brush them after having a meal. If probable, attempt to brush them right after the meal, at least in three minutes. Caries: The technical name for tooth decay is dental caries. These are originally generated by bits of food that stick to the surface of the teeth and in the space of the teeth after eating. As the bacteria in the mouth feed on the food particles, particularly on foods with a high sugar or starch content, ‘lactic acid’ is formed. It is highly destructive substance, which can permanently dissolve the enamel on the teeth and cause tooth decay. Malocclusion: Malocclusion means irregularity of teeth and abnormal relation between the upper and lower jaw. Sometimes the development of jaw is faster than the development of teeth then it results in wide spaces between teeth. Consequently, if the development of teeth is faster than the jaw it may result in overcrowding of teeth. Dental Health: Good dental care is important to build and maintain strong, healthy teeth by giving the child well balanced diet, cleaning his teeth and having a periodical check-up by a dentist. The following points are discussed by Pre Primary Teacher Training: 1. Early and frequent care, beginning at two years of age and continuing throughout life. 2. Avoidance of sweet and starchy foods, especially candy, cake, chocolates, etc. eaten between meals. 3. Good nutrition especially during the period when teeth are forming (from birth to about thirteen years of age) 4. Good home care of the teeth and gums.
Development of teeth