Childrens Dentistry

 
It is extremely important that children start their dental visits early in life. Gone are the days where children only made their first visits to dentists when their teeth are in trouble. This causes unnecessary fear and gives them the wrong impression about dentists.
 
Dentists can help with regular prevention and early detection of problems, especially if orthodontic intervention is needed. It is recommended that children from the age of 1 year start visiting the dentist with their parents' regular checkup. It is important that children become familiar with their dentist, feeling more comfortable and confident with each visit, and learn proper brushing and flossing technique early. Make appointments for your children when they will not be tired.
 
  • Fissure Sealants are important when the permanent molars appear. They are often too far back in the mouth for proper cleaning with pits and crevices on the chewing surface to trap food and plaque more easily. These sealants coat and smoothen the surface to minimize this problem.
  • Ensure they get enough Fluoride by encouraging water intake and regular visits to the dentist.
  • Try to limit sugar in their diet and choose healthy snack options such as carrots & other vegetables, plain yoghurt and cheese.
  • Management of thumb or finger sucking should be addressed before permanent teeth erupt around 4 years of age.
  • Individualised mouth guards are essential if they play contact sports.
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