Child Dental Care / Pedodontics Clinic - Coimbatore
Child dental care in coimbatore
is best done in srisakthi dental clinic
. Let us have a brief discussion about the dental treatments for children
- Do you have crossly erupted tooth?
- Do u have difficulty in speech?
- Are u not able to chew your food properly?
If your answer is yes, then u/your parents might not be aware of the IMPORTANCE OF MILK TOOTH/DECIDUOUS TEETH. So u might not have treated your dental problems in your child hood. Child dental care treatments mainly focuses on the prevention of milk tooth.
Many people give least importance to milk teeth, they think- 'anyhow it is going to fall then why should we worry
To understand the importance of MILK TOOTH/DECIDUOUS TOOTH one should know the main anatomical difference between a PERMANENT AND A MILK TOOTH.
A.Enamel B.Dentin C.Pulp D.Enamel E.Enamel F.Cementum G.Root H.Root
The root of the permanent are almost parallel or close each other to each other [see photo], whereas the root of a deciduous teeth are away from each other .
The roots of a milk tooth will act as a guide for the permanent tooth to come in proper position. If the permanent tooth is lost in early stages, i.e. before the required growth of permanent tooth if the milk tooth is lost, the guidance for permanent tooth is lost resulting in malposition of permanent teeth.
The malposition /cross eruption may result in difficulty in speech, difficulty in chewing food, altered smile and appearance etc.
CHILD DENTAL CARE TREATMENTS DONE IN SRISAKTHI DENTAL CLINIC
We - Srisakthi Dental Clinic
have a Panel of expertised Pedodontic Doctors
||fillings for cavities
||a similar form of ROOT CANAL TREATMENT done for painful caries tooth
||Specially fabricated appliance to stop thumb sucking ,tongue thrusting , lip biting etc.
||aligning the crossly erupted teeth with removable appliance like EASY BRACES
||Appliances specially designed for maintaining the space for permanent teeth if the milk tooth is lost in early stages
||Orthodontic appliances for impaired jaw growth.
||topical fluoride application for caries prevention
|PIT AND FISSURE SEALENTS
||Pit and fissure sealants are done to prevent caries/cavities for kids who eat lots of chocolates.
|For uncooperative kids dentals treatments can be done with conscious sedation
or general anesthesia with the help of an anesthetist.
TIPS FOR GOOD CHILD DENTAL HEALTH!
Make it a habit of brushing twice [once in morning and once before going to bed]
Ask your child to gargle with plenty of water after food [solid/liquid] intake
Use a good quality paste
Tooth brush should be changed once in two months
Avoid junk foods and very sticky chocolates
Have a dental check up done once in six months
Avoid bottle feeding for infants, breast feeding is the best, if breast feeding is not possible use small spoons or tumblers.
Good oral care begins
before a baby's first tooth
Babies are born with all their teeth. You can't see them because they are hidden in the gums. Baby teeth start to break through the gums around 6 months. But it is important to start good oral care even before the first tooth comes in. From healthy gums come healthy teeth.
Kids have all their baby teeth by age 3. These are called primary teeth. Baby teeth start falling out around age 6; that's when the permanent, or adult, teeth start coming in. Gaps between baby teeth are normal. They make room for the permanent teeth. Most permanent teeth come in by age 13.
Bottle Tooth Decay is a serious problem.
Bottle Tooth Decay can happen if babies drink milk or juice in bottles over long periods of time.
To avoid it
- Take the bottle away after your baby is done drinking.
- Don't put your baby to bed with a bottle.
- It is better to train your babies to use cups or tumblers.
Here are some tips to keep kids' teeth healthy and strong
Wipe gums with a washcloth after feeding. This will help get rid of the sticky coating called plaque that can cause toothdecay.
Brush teeth twice a day with water and a soft-bristle toothbrush.
Schedule first dental appointment before first birthday.
Start using fluoride toothpaste at age 3
Use only a pea-sized amount. Make sure your child spits it out after brushing.
Try to break thumb-sucking and pacifier habits by age 4.
Start visiting your dental team every 6 months.
Begin flossing as soon as teeth touch.
Let your child know that it's normal for baby teeth to fall out. That's how "grown-up" teeth come in.
Until children are able to practice proper oral health habits alone, parents should help their child brush and floss twice a day.
Always pay special attention to the back teeth, which may have more plaque.
Children should wear a removable mouthguard while indulging in sports.
13 + years
Quick tips for better oral health for kids
- Parents can make the most of their teen's interest in how they look by reminding them that a healthy smile and fresh breath will help them look and feel their best.
- Start practicing good oral care even before the first tooth comes in. From healthy gums come healthy teeth.
- Parents should schedule their child's first dental appointment before the first birthday and every 6 months starting at age 3.
- It is important that children brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and begin flossing as soon as two teeth touch.
- Children should limit sugary and sticky foods and drinks to protect against tooth decay.