Pediatric Dentistry is the science of Dentistry for children. A Pediatric Dentist performs the dental work for children. Pediatric Dentist can treat infant tooth, baby tooth or milk tooth.
WHEN SHOULD BE THE CHILD’S FIRST APPOINTMENT
It is recommended to have six months visits to the pediatric dentist starting from the child’s first birthday. Routine visits will start your child on a lifetime of good dental health.
WHY TREAT THE MILK TEETH?
It is very important to monitor the health of the primary teeth.
Neglected, cavities can and frequently do lead to problems which affect developing permanent teeth.
They provide space for the permanent teeth and guiding them into the correct position and permitting normal development of the jaw bones and muscles
Primary teeth also affect the development of speech and add to an attractive appearance.
Pediatric dentistry is the only age-defined speciality in dentistry. We provide comprehensive dental care for infants, children and adolescent, including those with special health needs. Your child has the choice to see a dentist with special experience and training. Pediatric dentists are experienced and trained to assess children’s behaviors and determine which treatment approach is in the best interest of your child. Children with special healthcare needs/ very young children can be treated under sedation or general anaesthesia.
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
Tooth decay begins with dental plaque, a soft, sticky substance that builds up on the teeth. Plaque is mostly made up of bacteria, which feed on sugar from food and drink, producing acids as a waste product. The acids attack the teeth and tooth decay results. Also, healthy eating habits lead to healthy teeth. Like the rest of the body, the teeth, bones and the soft tissues of the mouth need a well balanced diet. The children should be advised not to eat hard candy etc. as it remains in the mouth for long time and is precarious