Children dentistry / Pediatric dentistry
Pediatric dentist also known as Pedodontists deals with treating children from birth through adolescence. One of the important aspects of children dentistry is child psychology as to create a friendly and fun atmosphere for their young patients to have a positive first experience to shape their future dental health.
Few common questions asked by many parents who need guidance to help their children develop good oral hygiene habits and get nutrition they need are answered by our expert pedodontist here below
At what age should I expect my child’s teeth to come in?
The order and timing of each tooth varies by each individual. Most children get their first tooth at around six (6) months, with all 20 of the baby teeth appearing by age three (3). At the age of six (6) years permanent teeth begin to appear and generally continue to come until age 21.
When should be my child’s first visit to the dentist?
The child’s first visit to the dentist should occur by 12 months of age. This will enable the dentist to evaluate your child’s dental health early and introduce you to proper oral hygiene and help you to identify if your child is at risk for baby tooth decay.
Are baby teeth really that important to my child?
Baby teeth or primary teeth or milk teeth are important for many reasons as they help your child speak clearly, chew naturally and they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.
How do I make my child’s diet safe for his teeth and prevent cavities?
Maintaining a balanced diet which includes fruits, vegetables, cereals, milk, dairy products, meat, fish, eggs limiting the servings of sugars and in-between snacking. Along with twice brushing of teeth with fluoride tooth paste and flossing of teeth once a day will prevent cavities.
How important are dental sealants and fluorides?
Sealants are adhesive coatings that are applied to surface of teeth to prevent tooth decay. Fluorides strengths tooth enamel and make teeth more resistant to decay.
How often does my child need to see the dentist?
In order to prevent cavities and other dental problems check up every six (6) months is recommended. Some may need more frequent dental visits because of increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth pattern or poor oral hygiene.