Successful prophylaxis in young children
Primary teeth contain less mineral substances, among other things because of the duration of their growing phase which is shorter compared to permanent teeth. That is why they are more vulnerable to dental caries. Because of weaker and thinner enamel, dental caries also develops much faster. A saliva test quickly helps figure out the individual caries risk.
If dental caries germs could be detected in your child, it is still possible to prevent the cavities. Regular check-ups at your dentist, fluoridation and sealing of fissures and pits complete the individual prevention concept.
However, the mother’s unbalanced diet can influence the child’s eating habits as well.
Via the umbilical cord and the amniotic liquor, the unborn child gets to know and love the taste of food. A varied diet during the pregnancy positively affects the child’s later eating preferences. This in-utero imprint continues to work after the baby is born. The mother’s milk is sweet so that the child is predestined to like sweet foods. A mindless and excessive consumption of sweet foods can even lead to addiction.