Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.
Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. By age 6 or 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which eventually are replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Today, early childhood dental caries—an infectious disease—is 5 times more common in children than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.
Treatment Under Pediatric Dentistry
Single and Multiple Filings
Root Canal Treatments
Stainless Steel Crowns
It is a procedure which is called scaling in which we remove the food and stains build up on the tooth. It does not lead to any loosening of teeth.
Buy a brush with soft bristles. medium and firm one can damage teeth and gums. Use a soft pressure for 2 minutes. 2 times daily. The brush should b changed every 3 months.
Bleeding and swollen gums are a sign of gum disease for many people this is not painful early diagnosis ca help it reverse.
Floss cleans the food and plaque from between the teeth and under the gum line. But it should be used only after consultation with a dentist.
Some women have gum problem at the time of puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. Pregnancy gingivitis occurs in 2nd or 3rd month of pregnancy. One should not stop brushing teeth as it is due to hormonal changes, consult your dentist.
You should visit the dentist twice a year. However there is any gum disease, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits.
Dental x Ray’s are very safe, radiation is measured in milligrams and one dental xray has 5 millirems.
A cavity is a small hole in the tooth that develops because of tooth decay. The decay destroys the tooth and results in a void space.
One cannot expect restorations to last forever but you can take care of them to increase its life. Maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly.
Both electric and manual toothbrushes have their advantage and disadvantages but your brushing technique and frequency are much more important than what you brush with.