Dr. Instructor member Şebnem N. Koçan spoke about the effect of milk on dental health and gave information about milk and milk powders. Koçan also made statements about how dental care should be provided from the beginning of the first tooth to erupt.
Milk powder has no benefit for the teeth
Pediatric dentist Dr., who began his words by underlining that the milk powders sold in the market are not real milk powder. Instructor member Şebnem N. Koçan said, “Milk powder is made by evaporating milk in different ways and obtaining powder. The purpose of using milk powder is to facilitate the transport of milk and to extend the storage period. The nutritional values of real milk powders are close to milk. Milk is very good for bones and teeth. However, the nutritional values of what we put in coffee and sell in the market are very different. These milk powders are not good for the teeth. It does not contain calcium, various minerals, vitamins and most of the beneficial substances contained in milk. Because it contains glucose, on the contrary, it damages the teeth.” he said.
The nutritional value of boiled milk decreases
Koçan noted that carbonate or soda is put in raw milk to make it last longer, “They add water to reduce costs. Also, raw milk is boiled to sterilize it at home. The nutritional value of milk decreases when it is cooking, so we should give preference to pasteurized and UHT milk.” said.
Koçan added that only breast milk should be consumed in babies in the first six months: “Then complementary foods can be introduced gradually. You can switch to pureed food first and then to solid food. Consumption of cow’s milk can be reduced after one year. started. used the sentences.
Milk left on the tooth can cause cavities
“We recommend the consumption of milk in children one hour before bedtime.” said Dr. Instructor member Şebnem N. Koçan said that children can easily fall asleep this way. Emphasizing that it is necessary to brush the teeth before going to bed at night, and not to consume anything, including water, after brushing, Koçan said: “Otherwise, the milk deposits on the teeth will cause cavities. You have to be very careful there be along.” said.
Brushing should begin when the teeth begin to erupt.
According to Koçan, baby teeth start to appear in the first 6 months and brushing should start after 6 months. “The first toothbrush may be toothbrushes attached to the silicone finger. Some children have a tendency to bite the brushes. In these cases, a toothbrush with an extra soft characteristic should be chosen between 0 and 3 years, with a wide handle, a small head that can be easily grasped by the baby’s hand. We recommend toothpastes that are appropriate for the age group and are not harmful when swallowed. The paste can be used in the size of a grain of rice for children under 3 years old, the size of a pea for children aged 3-6 years old, and the paste according to the width of the brush for children over 6 years old. he said.
Teeth should be brushed at night before going to bed.
Saying teeth should be brushed twice a day, Dr. Instructor member Şebnem N. Koçan emphasized that one should be in the evening before going to sleep. Koçan noted that the teeth should not be consumed after brushing before going to bed at night and concluded his words as follows:
“There is almost no salivation in the mouth at night. Nutrients accumulate on the tooth and actively form caries. The second brushing is also preferred in the morning. It is recommended to brush your teeth in the morning.