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Pediatric Dentistry

We love kids! Parents are encouraged to bring your child after his/her first birthday. Oral health is important for a child's growth and development, overall health and self esteem. Tooth decay and bleeding gums can lead to pain, infection, malnutrition, poor growth, and premature loss of teeth which can affect the development of permanent teeth.

 If a baby tooth decays or is removed too early, the space necessary for the permanent teeth is lost and can only be regained through orthodontic treatment. Infected baby teeth can cause the permanent teeth to develop improperly resulting in stains, pits, and weaker teeth.

 Most children begin losing their baby teeth around the age of 4 usually the front bottom teeth first. They continue to lose baby teeth until the age of 12 or 13 when all of the Permanent teeth finally come through.

 


When should dental care begin?

 

Most pediatric dentists will agree that regular dental care should begin by one year of age, with a dental check-up at least twice each consecutive year for most children.

• Clean the infant’s mouth with gauze after feedings and at bedtime. 

•Consult your child’s pediatrician regarding fluoride supplements. 

• Regulate feeding  habits (bottle feeding and breastfeeding).

 

1. From 6 months to 12 months:

• During this period, is the first appearance of the teeth structure.

• Consult the Pediatric dentist for an examination. Brush teeth after each feeding and at bedtime with a small, soft-bristled brush.

• Consult your dentist for children you have.

• Attention should be paid when the child begins to walk the occurrence of any harm to the teeth or the face of the child as a result of the fall

 

3. From 12 months to 24 months:


• periodic inspection must be made when children have a dentist every 6 months.

• When a child learns how should rinse your mouth and teeth emerge all start using toothpaste and containing fluoride i recommended.

 

     

 

  • •Proper care of a child’s deciduous teeth(also known as “baby” or primary teeth) is very important as these teeth hold space for the future eruption of permanent teeth.
  • •If a baby tooth decays or is removed too early, the space necessary for the permanent teeth is lost and can only be regained through orthodontic treatment. Infected baby teeth can cause the permanent teeth to develop improperly resulting in stains, pits, and weaker teeth.

 Most children begin losing their baby teeth around the age of 4 usually the front bottom teeth first. They continue to lose baby teeth until the age of 12 or 13 when all of the Permanent teeth finally come through.

 

Finger sucking habit:

Generally, thumb sucking before the age of two is normal and harmless. When thumb sucking is not stopped by the appropriate age (generally by the age of five) then parents should discourage the act. Prolonged thumb-sucking may contribute to develop  orthodontic problems.