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PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY MEANS CARING FOR YOUR CHILDREN LIKE YOU DO. THAT’S WHAT WE DO BEST.
Pediatric dentistry is about taking care of the oral and dental health of children. If your child is an infant or a teenager, you’ll have to go to a pediatric dentist whenever the need arises. The good news is that we have a team of highly qualified and experienced pediatric dentists to take care of your child’s dental and oral health.
We are committed to providing your child a total dental and oral solution, including solutions for problems of the teeth, gum, and mouth. Remember, children are more susceptible to contract bacteria in the teeth and suffer from teeth decay. They need extra care, and we know exactly what types of oral and dental care your child needs throughout the various stages of childhood.
Tips To Take Care Of Your Child’s Oral Health
Here are some tips from our pediatric dentists to take care of your child’s oral and dental health:
- Use a clean, moist washcloth to gently clean away bacteria from your baby’s gum even before teething begins
- When your baby’s teething starts, use an infant toothbrush with a very little amount of fluoride toothpaste and water to clean the infant’s teeth
- When you see that your child’s teeth have started touching, you can floss in between them
- When 2 years old, your child should know how to spit while brushing
- Make sure your kid doesn’t swallow toothpaste, especially if he or she is under age 6
- Always personally check your child’s teeth for any potential problem and whenever you see anything abnormal, bring your child to our clinic immediately
- Never keep a bottle in a sleeping baby’s mouth
- Take care of the diet of your child
What About Caring For Primary Teeth?
Some parents think that a child’s primary teeth do not require much care because they ultimately fall out. This belief is outright false because until your child’s primary teeth fall out, they play a critical part in helping your baby to chew food. Oral hygiene is important for children to prevent bacterial attack. The primary teeth can also help make proper space for the permanent teeth to grow and develop correctly (proportionally). Additionally, healthy primary teeth can help your child speak clearly.
Visiting A Pediatric Dentist
Our experts highly recommend that you should take your child to a pediatric dentist by his or her first birthday. Upon your first visit to our clinic, one of our pediatric dentists will examine your child’s oral health and then explain how to properly brush and floss your child’s teeth if needed. We also recommend that you bring your child to our clinic whenever you think your child needs oral examination. Remember, these visits will help find your child’s potential dental issues and solve problems before they start.
You should always take your child to a pediatric dentist because they specialize in treating children’s dental problems. Our pediatric dentists also know when to refer your kid to another specialist if any oral problem is diagnosed. Our dental pros will examine your child’s teeth thoroughly. If we find that your son or daughter is at risk of developing cavities, we may begin using topical fluoride to harden the enamels.
Caring For Permanent Teeth
Children normally begin to lose their primary teeth by age 6 or 7. Right after a tooth is lost, a permanent tooth grows in its place. The age at which a child loses teeth may differ, so don’t worry if your child starts to loose the baby teeth earlier.
No matter when your children loose baby teeth, you must continue to help them keep their mouth and teeth clean. You should help your children brush their teeth two times a day until age 6 or 8. After your child eats food, make sure that his or her teeth are clean and pieces of food are not sticking to the gums or between the teeth. This helps in keeping bacteria away.
Here are more tips to keep your child’s teeth healthy:
- Always teach your kids to brush their teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least two times a day
- Make sure that your kids floss habitually
- Use fluoride toothpaste because they help make the enamel strong
- Take your child to a dentist at least once a year for oral examination
- Make sure that your kids don’t eat excessive amount of sugary and dark colored foods like candies and chocolates because they can damage the enamel and trigger the formation of cavities.
When To Use Toothpaste?
When your child is 2 years old, you should start to use toothpaste; however, you should consult with one of our pediatric dentists before you start to use toothpaste. We will examine your child’s teeth and give you the best advise on when to use toothpaste.
When you finally start to use toothpaste, make sure that it contains fluoride because it protects the enamel. You should use a very tiny drop of the toothpaste on your child’s toothbrush. When your child grows, you can gradually increase the amount of toothpaste.
Treatments Our Pediatric Dentists Provide
Our expert pediatric dentists provide a range of oral healthcare services. Some of them are listed below:
- Oral examination for your child, including risk valuation and diagnosis of potential problems
- Precautionary oral care to clean your child’s teeth
- Nutrition counseling for your child, so he or she can have strong teeth
- Child habit advise, such as preventive measures for thumb sucking
- Fixing incorrect bites by treating and straightening your child’s teeth
- Overhaul of cavities and teeth flaws
- Diagnosis of oral problems that have the potential to trigger other diseases
- Treatment of gum disease
- Treatment of mouth ulcer, mucoceles and other similar conditions
- Treatment of dental injuries
What If Your Child Has An Oral Problem?
If you notice that your child is suffering from some kind of oral problem, such as teeth decays or gum diseases, it is a warning sign and you should immediately bring your child to our clinic. Early treatment is always better and can keep your child in good oral health. If you have never taken your child to a pediatric dentist, do it now. Remember, precaution is always better than cure. Contact us now to book an appointment.
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