Our childrens' smile is the most crucial thing for us. How so ever stressed, we might be, one cute little smile of theirs makes us forget all our worries. In addition to giving them reasons to smile, it is also our duty to protect their smile. And Shri Adinath Dental Clinic is there to help all the parents to ensure a healthy and lovely smile for their children.
Kids dentistry or Pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry that is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. It is aimed to provide medical care for a child's teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.
Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. By age of 6 or 7 years, they start to lose them, and they are eventually replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Today, early childhood dental infectious diseases are 7 times more common in children than hay fever.
Hence, it is extremely important that oral health of children is properly taken care of from the very early days. And, Shri Adinath Dental Clinic is there to serve you with the best pediatric dentistry. We recommend an initial visit before the child's first birthday to make sure that their teeth and gums are cared for and cleaned properly.
Teething - between 3 and 9 months, your infant's baby teeth will begin to erupt. This may irritate your child by causing restlessness or loss of appetite.
Pacifiers - Pacifiers are the artificial nipples made up of plastic we generally give our infants to suck in.
Though sucking is a normal part of child development during their first years of life. However, prolonged sucking using pacifiers may harm infants teeth by causing problems with bite and jaw alignment. Hence, it is advisable to avoid their use for too long.
Baby bottle tooth decay - Tooth decay in infants and toddlers is often called Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. It mostly occurs in the upper front teeth, but other teeth may also be affected. It is caused due to frequent, prolonged exposure of the baby's teeth to drinks that contain sugar. Bacteria from this sugar forms acid which damages the tooth enamel and eventually leads to cavity.
Wiggly teeth When a child is about 6 years old, his/her teeth will begin to come loose. Let your child wiggle(make movement in) the tooth until it falls out on its own. This will minimize the pain and bleeding associated with a lost tooth.
Cavities Cavities can develop when sugar-containing foods are allowed to stay in the mouth for a long time. Bacteria that live on the teeth eat these bits of food and can eat away their tooth enamel.
On your first visit, we will take a full health history of your child. On follow-up visits, if your health status has changed, make sure to tell us. Here's what you can expect from us.
A Full Dental Examination - We perform a thorough examination of the teeth, gums and mouth of your child, looking for signs of disease or other problems.
A Thorough Cleaning - We will clean along and below the gum line of your child to remove built-up plaque and tartar that can cause gum disease, cavities, bad breath and other problems. Then we will polish and floss your teeth.
Advanced X-Rays - We have high quality X-rays that can easily diagnose the problems such as damage to jawbones, impacted teeth or decay between the teeth which can remain unnoticed, otherwise.
When it comes to the health of your child's primary teeth, there is no better time than now to start practicing excellent oral hygiene. Pediatric dental care ensures your child's primary teeth stay healthy and free of decay and other dental diseases.
Here are a few tips on how to use them safely: