Child Dentistry

18 Jan 2015

Child Dentistry

We offer a full array of children’s dental services from treatment under general anaesthesia, conscious sedation, preventive dentistry and as well as orthodontics.

Milk teeth are as important as the permanent ones because healthy milk teeth are crucial in helping the baby learn how to speak properly, in proper feeding and nutrition. They serve as space maintainers for the proper spacing and alignment of the permanent teeth and healthy looking teeth are important in building self-confidence at an early age.

It is generally recommended that a child be seen by a dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months after his or her first tooth comes in.

Treatments that we offer for children:

  • Pit & Fissure Sealants for back teeth, even before cavity starts.
  • Topical fluoride treatments for preventing cavities.
  • Special Ionomer fillings for milk teeth cavities.
  • Pulpotomy, Pulpectomy & R.C.T. for deeper cavities.
  • Braces (Orthodontia) for crooked and proclined teeth.
  • General Anaesthesia & Sedation techniques for very young child patient.

Child dentistry, also known as pediatric dentistry, focuses on the oral health of children from infancy through adolescence. It’s essential to start good dental habits early to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Here’s what you need to know about child dentistry:

Preventive Care: Pediatric dentists emphasize preventive care, including regular dental check-ups, cleanings, and fluoride treatments, to keep children’s teeth healthy and strong.

Education: Pediatric dentists educate children and their parents about the importance of oral hygiene, proper brushing and flossing techniques, and the effects of diet on dental health.

Early Intervention: Pediatric dentists are trained to identify and treat common childhood dental issues like cavities, tooth decay, and malocclusion (misaligned teeth) early to prevent complications later on.

Specialized Care: Pediatric dentists have specialized training in working with children and are skilled at creating a positive and comfortable dental experience for young patients.
Orthodontic Monitoring: Pediatric dentists also monitor the growth and development of children’s teeth and jaws and may recommend orthodontic treatment if needed to correct alignment issues.

By focusing on preventive care, education, and early intervention, child dentistry aims to promote good oral health habits and ensure children grow up with healthy smiles. If you’re a parent, be sure to schedule regular dental check-ups for your child to help them maintain optimal oral health from an early age.