Tooth eruption, shedding and development of jaws bones is recognized as an aspect of overall human physical growth and development.
HOW IS IT RELATED?
Developmental milestones are physical skills seen in infants and children as they grow and develop. Thus there are such fixed milestones in children at different ages indicating the right growth of the child. This can be best understood by the ‘growth spurts’ of your child.
There are various factors that affect the growth of your child and creates a deviation from the normal growth spurts which also greatly, in turn, affects the tooth and jaw development of your child.
HOW IMPORTANT MUCH IT IS?
Pertaining to your child’s oral health TEETHING is also one of the main first stepping milestones of his/her overall development.
Teething is a process by which infant’s first teeth erupt.
Some of the conditions you should aware of the importance of overall physical growth and development pertaining to teeth:
1. Down’s syndrome- Condition with Intellectual deficiency.
Dental issues: Increased risk of dental caries and loosening of baby teeth eventually making it fall.
And the teeth look small in size compared to normal tooth size
2. Ectodermal dysplasia-Condition was common in children with Dry skin and sparse hair.
Dental issues: Missing teeth, jaw bones malformed.
There are also several conditions causing early loss of baby teeth in children:
1. Diseases of bone
2. Diseases of metabolism like juvenile diabetes
3. Hormonal imbalances related to pituitary and thyroid hormones.
Thus there are various physical growth and developmental disturbances which are present from birth and acquired through lifetime most commonly affecting the dental development of children
Referral to a pediatrician for diagnosing and treating the underlying systemic disease is essential for successful dental management.