At our Dental Clinic, we provide a soothing environment for youngsters. We like working with children and their parents to reduce the need for dental interventions. The parents we meet are excellent people who genuinely care about their children’s well-being.
The following are some of the most often asked questions about children’s dentistry, along with our responses:
What is the significance of paediatric dental care?
Occasionally, a parent will inquire about the importance or necessity of correcting cavities in “baby teeth.” They’ll usually say something along the lines of, “They’re going to fall out anyway…” It is our responsibility to assist parents in comprehending the importance of dentistry and oral health in children.
The soft tissues of the face, such as the lips and cheeks, are supported by teeth. The contour of our face is influenced by our teeth. They assist us in eating and maintaining healthy nutrition, as well as making a range of noises when communicating with family and friends. Teeth assist us in a variety of ways that improve our self-image and self-esteem.
When children have cavities and have poor dental hygiene, they may have to deal with pain. It can make it difficult for them to eat and speak comfortably.
On a fundamental level, it’s critical to recognize that cavities can grow deep into a tooth’s nerve. Bacteria in the cavity can then swiftly get access to the supporting jaw bone, resulting in a tooth infection or abscess. Swelling and extreme pain are common side effects of these illnesses. Abscesses can spread to other parts of the body and be lethal in some situations.
Pediatric dental care is essential for these and many other reasons. Early childhood dental care (even just frequent cleanings and checkups) enhances the possibility that a kid will grow into an adult who practices good oral health habits and comes our dental clinic on a regular basis.
Is it necessary for my child to have braces?
Although many will disagree, the great majority of youngsters and teenagers do not “need” braces. Don’t get me wrong: in some cases, orthodontic alignment can effectively treat speech impediments, correct crowding and improve tooth cleanability, and even improve gum-related problems such as deep pocketing and recession. As a result, there is undeniable usefulness in orthodontic alignment. However, when discussing this topic, we must be clear about the benefits.
How can I avoid getting cavities?
Enhance your homecare practice. Increase the frequency with which you brush and floss. Brushing 3-4 times per day and flossing 2-3 times per day will provide a MASSIVE advantage for people who are at high risk of decay.
Intermittently use a fluoride-rich toothpaste. These are non-prescription medications that are widely available in most pharmacies. The higher the fluoride level, the greater the acid resistance of your teeth. Before beginning to use these toothpastes, you should get the advice of your dentist.
Increase your vigilance! Increase the frequency of your cleanings and checkups to do this. Although 6-month intervals are most common, some people can benefit substantially from having their teeth cleaned and checked more frequently. 3-month and 4-month intervals allow for an additional 1-2 examinations per year, increasing the likelihood of detecting decay lesions early, when they are still minor and easily curable.