Your child's smile is priceless. In order to ensure that this smile stays intact, it is vital to maintain the child's oral hygiene. At our clinic, we strive to provide high-quality care to your children's dental requirements, which further sets the stage for a healthy future.
Infants and children aren't resistant to dental health problems; in fact, cavities and tooth decay are few among the most common ailments in young kids. Children tend to consume more sugar and starch in their food, which are the leading causes of tooth decay. Moreover, it's difficult to clean children's teeth, which means debris can stay stuck in their teeth, resulting in bacterial growth and ultimately leading to tooth decay.
Both children and adults can benefit from conscious sedation dentistry. However, it is often recommended for people who may have extreme tooth sensitivity, dread visiting the clinic, or someone who feels claustrophobic in a dental chair.
Children's dental checkups have to be more frequent as compared to adults as their teeth are still developing and need to be monitored regularly to ensure that everything is going smoothly. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests that children should get their first dental checkup within six months after the development of the first tooth. It is also crucial to establish a long-term plan for regular professional dental hygiene and cleaning.
● Looking for cavities or any sign of tooth decay.
● Performing a gentle yet thorough tooth cleaning.
● Inspecting the teeth for any signs of either gingivitis or periodontal disease.
It is vital to have your child visit a dental clinic for regular cleanings, as routine clean-ups can protect the child's tooth from cavities caused by excess consumption of sugary food. We perform a gentle clean-up by scraping the child's teeth to remove any build-up plaque that can later turn into tartar. After the cleaning, we floss the teeth and polish them. A fluoride treatment is also applied if found necessary.
Any kind of dental emergency can be extremely frightening, and a minor delay may cause the loss of the tooth. We advise you to call immediately in case of an emergency. Make sure that your child brushes twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, and encourage them to floss at least once daily.
Further, remember to schedule a checkup every six months for professional dental cleaning. A good practice of oral hygiene at home, along with scheduling regular checkups with the Dentist, can ensure that your child's dental health remains in excellent shape for years to come. Do you wish to know more about children's dentistry? Contact us today! We'll be glad to answer all your questions and book an appointment for you.