When should a child first visit the dentist?
According to American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry the child should be brought to the dentist when he turns 1 year old .By that time the first teeth comes and the dentist can discuss ways of keeping oral hygiene. A dentist can guide the parents about diet, tooth eruption, finger habits, fluoride etc.
How many visits are recommended?
According to American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry the child should be brought twice a year to the dental clinic .The visits may vary if the child has tooth decay, bad oral hygiene, and unusual teeth growth.
How important are baby teeth?
Baby teeth are not permanent but they are very important. They help the child to crew food, smile properly and speak clearly. Baby teeth hold the space for permanent teeth. If child looses teeth at an early age because of decay/ damage the nearby teeth can encroach that free space which can result in misplaced/crooked permanent teeth.
Importance of Primary / Milk Teeth
Primary teeth or milk teeth are specially prone to decay if not cared for properly. Some parents ask us – “Why should we care or treat decay in milk teeth as they fall off anyway?”
This is a serious misconception about the role primary teeth plays in your child’s future dental health. Scientific evidence has shown that children with decayed milk teeth would most likely experience decay in their permanent teeth as well. Primary teeth that are lost to decay or other dental problems before they naturally fall off can cause irregular development.
Milk teeth play an important role in the normal and healthy growth of your child.
• Friendly approach and Painless treatment
• Flouride treatment that prevents decay
• Root canal treatment with special material (painless)
• Pit and fissure sealents that protects tooth from decay
• Special floride releasing tooth colored filling
• Braces for uneven teeth
• Space maintainer
• Habit breaking appliances