Question: What nutrients concern with teeth development
I am concerned with baby’s teeth development and I want to know what nutrients are related with teeth development.
Answer: Newborn baby have no tooth, but the tooth germ can be found in alveolus exactly. The milk tooth has made its way to develop in the period of fetus. Similarly, when baby have enough milk teeth, tooth germ alveolus is ready for development of permanent tooth.
The development of tooth is connection with protein, vitamin and mineral composition and so on.
The absorption of calcium and phosphorus need vitamin D. lack of vitamin C cause undergrowth of tooth, alveolar bone shriveling, gingival bleeding and edema. Parent may find cornified cells of baby and a slow development of tooth in the case of vitamin C shortage. This especially does badly for baby’s enamel and change tooth in chalky white. Fluorine is another key material for tooth development, which should not be excessive or too small. Too little fluorine make tooth easy to decay and too much fluorine make tooth weak and break easily.
For the purpose of good milk tooth and building a good preparation for permanent tooth development, women should pay attention to nutrition after she had pregnancy. In the last three months of pregnancy, mother-to-be should increase calcium intake and protein intake. Parents should ensure baby enough nutrition after baby was born.
The food is rich in calcium, phosphorus and vitamin A, B, C contains milk products, fish, egg, fresh vegetables and fruit and so on. Doing exercise outdoors is good for baby’s growth.