Osteopathy and baby teeth development
Another beautiful moment with one of our little patients. Thanks to the parents for their trust, allowing us to follow-up with their baby girl all through her growth.
Nicolas treated her when she was a baby. Usually when patients are balanced we would have a preventive check every 6 months.
How important prevention is for kids ?
During the last check, she was 10 months. Nicolas realised that her teeth were not growing. Some imbalances came back. This can be caused by: memory of the tissues, wrong adaptation of the system at some point, bad sleeping habits or carrying habits. She had a first cervical bone blocked with strong tensions on the skull.
The position of the first cervical will have a huge impact on how the skull adapts. In a case like this, it will slow down the teeth growth.
Mechanisms of growth of the baby teeth
Looking at the anatomy will make it easier to understand how the position of the first cervical may affect the skull (through joint position, muscles tensions and nerves proximity). Indeed, the mechanisms of growth of the teeth are commanded by the nervous system and specific nerve centres at the base of the skull. If these regions are affected by abnormal tensions, it will affect the proper function of the surrounding nervous system. This will be even more disturbing on a skull growing fast through tremendous physical and physiological changes.
Usually, these patients we see will have their teeth popping out within a few weeks.
Now, a check up after few weeks, we are all happy to see 4 little teeth in her mouth and more coming !!
Finally, this is why it is extremely important to see children from day one after their birth (check out the newborn treatment). You will need to follow the advises of your preferred osteopath on follow-ups. Growth is a very critical and important period that will define their balance for all their life. As soon as we can control and ensure the best growth, as well as monitor it, we provide them with the best chances of a strong health.
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About the author
Nicolas Romulus Grimaldi is the founder of ONE OSTEO. He graduated in 2007 after 6 years of full-time studies at ATMAN, one of the oldest French osteopathic colleges. Nicolas Grimaldi was born in Africa, raised in the Caribbean island of St. Martin. Through his life and travels, he has developed a thirst for adventure.Learn more about Nicolas