Take good care of your child’s baby teeth. They do eventually fall out but until they do, baby teeth play an important role in helping your child bite and chew food, and speak clearly. Baby teeth also save space for the permanent teeth, and help guide them into place.
Even before your child gets his or her first tooth, you should wipe your child’s gums with an infant gum massage , clean damp gauze or a washcloth. Once your child’s teeth come in, brush them twice a day using a soft bristled toothbrush with water.
Underneath your child’s baby teeth, the roots and position of the adult teeth are growing into place.
Good Eating Habits Promote Healthy Teeth
Eating healthy, nutritious food is good for teeth, gums and general health. This is
especially important for your growing child.
1) Offer healthy snacks like fresh fruit, cheese, milk and homemade food.
2) Water is the best drink for quenching your child’s thirst between meals.
3) Cut down on chocolate, sweets and sugary drinks.
4) When your child does have chocolate or sweet or sticky food, brush their teeth.
DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN
Children with dental pain may be unable to concentrate in school. A healthy mouth is more attractive, giving children confidence in their appearance.
They are specially trained in understanding a child’s behaviour and how to best manage a child in the dental chair.
The clinic has a full time dedicated and the finest Periodontist in Pune and also two consultant
Periodontists. They are highly experienced and very efficient in managing paediatric patients. All kinds of treatment like a root canal for milk teeth, fillings, pit and fissure sealants, extractions, space maintainers, SS crowns, etc. are done by them. Prophylactic procedures such as Fluoride/Tooth Mousse application is quite often done for children.
The doctors also coordinate with the Orthodontic team if any growth/functional discrepancy is noted or if a habit breaking appliance is needed. The cheerful staff and doctors try to keep a friendly environment for the children.
What age is Paediatric Dentistry?
In general, paediatric dentists see patients from aged 0 to 18 year old. Like paediatric doctors, we specialise in taking care of young teeth, and even in the high school years, your child’s teeth are changing. We recommend seeing a normal dentist after 18 years of age.
Use a Small Amount of Toothpaste
It’s important not to use too much toothpaste. A pea size amount is fine because it doesn’t create too much foam to interfere with brushing.
Best Position for Brushing
It is the easiest to stand behind or beside your child with your arms around their neck.
Hold the toothbrush in a position that’s comfortable for you.
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