Parents need to clean babies gums their teeth before
Parents need to clean babies gums, even before the appearance of their teeth to prevent dental problems of their children, according to a study by researchers from University of Illinois in the United States.
Moms already know in general that should brush the teeth of their babies, since when they came out around the age of six months.
According to recent study, American scientists recommend that all parents begin to care for their babies gums much earlier after hundreds of bacteria found in oral cavities of infants.
Study researchers from the University of Illinois focused on babies who still had teeth, unlike most previous studies, performed on children who already had tooth decay.
American scientists, led by Professor Kelly Swanson, a DNA test used to examine the entire population of bacteria in oral cavities of infants. They found many more species of bacteria than suspected and believes that their discovery is that the risk of tooth decay to be much greater, inform dailymail.co.uk.
"Like many other diseases, dental caries is the result of the existence of several bacteria that live in a community, not just the result of the existence of a single pathogen," said Kelly Swanson.
"Now we recognize that the" window of infection, "Understanding the thought that occurs to a child aged between 19 and 33 months, is actually a much earlier age," said American professor.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends all parents to clean their babies' gums when they still have teeth. Equivalent agency in the UK has not adopted this set of recommendations.
Parents are advised also to limit consumption of foods and drinks containing fermentable sugar in minimum quantities.
Discovering American researchers is less likely to be applied to babies who are fed exclusively breastfeeding during the first six months of life. This is because breast milk contains antibodies and antitoxins, while infant formula may have a high sugar content.
In the U.S., 40% of children already have tooth decay when they reach the age of three years.