Why Should We Take Care of Our Kids’ Teeth?
Milk teeth are the first set of baby or primary teeth that appear between six months to three years of age. When they emerge, you’ll notice they are yellow and quite crooked. These are known as deciduous/milk teeth and fall out when permanent teeth begin to take their place.
These milk teeth form the basis of developing permanent teeth. If proper care is not taken the problems can emerge which will last a lifetime. In recent years the cases of caries in children have grown manifold.
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Treating children is a very specialized field.
Children’s dental issues are more complex than those of adults, which is why dentists specializing in treating kids and teens may be needed.
What Types of Treatments Do Pediatric Dentists Provide?
- oral health examination for infant & teens, which include oral caries assessment
- Nutrition and diet recommendations Preventive dental care including cleaning and fluoride treatments
- It should be noted that even habits, such as pacifier use and thumb sucking, can have serious health implications.
- Correcting an improper bite (orthodontics) and straightening teeth can be done sooner rather than later.
- treat cavities and defects before they become a problem.
- Diagnosis of oral conditions associated with diseases such as diabetes, congenital heart defect, asthma, hay fever, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
- fractured, displaced, or knocked-out a tooth, treatment may be necessary to avoid serious complications.
Dentists who are specially trained in dealing with children have a variety of techniques for examining and treating little patients. In addition, pediatric dentists have specially-designed equipment.
Frequently Asked Questions Answers
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE FOR VISITING A CHILDREN’S DENTIST?
It is best to have your child’s first dental appointment as soon as the first tooth erupts in their mouth, or right around the time they turn one.
HOW LONG SHOULD YOUR CHILD VISIT A PAEDIATRIC DENTIST?
As of the age of 14, a child’s permanent teeth have grown out, but it is highly recommended that they should visit a paediatric dentist till the age of 16.
WHEN SHOULD CHILDREN START BRUSHING THEIR TEETH?
Kids should brush their teeth regularly. Start when they have their first tooth, but make sure they’re using very little toothpaste. It’s best not to let them eat any of it.
SHOULD BABIES BE WIPED AFTER MEALS IF THEY DON’T HAVE TEETH YET?
You should keep the baby’s mouth clean and clear of germs, regardless of age. Parents can use soft clothes to clean their child’s teeth.