Pediatric Dentistry/ Dentistry for Children
If there is one thing that most people adore, it’s a child’s smile. At Vasan Dental Care, we understand the growing smile and ensure that every smile grows up to be a healthy one.
Dentistry that focuses on the wellbeing and treatment of teeth problems for children between 1-17 years of age is known as pedodontics, below are some of the early dental problems that a child may face :
Children may need Dental treatment for the following:
- Early Childhood Caries
- Plaque formation
- Tongue thrusting
- Early tooth loss
Oral Care for Children
At Vasan Dental Care, we provide the following specialised care for children:
- Preventive Dentistry
- Pit & Fissure Sealants
- Behaviour management
- Restorations and tooth-colour filling
- Child Endodontics
- Fluoride Therapy
- Space maintainer / regained
- Myofunctional Appliances
- Interceptive Orthodontics
- Child Endodontics
A child’s teeth begin forming even before birth. The first baby teeth to erupt are the lower central incisors followed by the upper central incisors. Both sets come through around four months after the child’s birth although this might vary from child to child.
Oral care should ideally begin immediately after birth. The baby’s gums should be cleaned after each feeding. Once the teeth appear, you can start a regular brushing regimen.
Your child’s permanent teeth will start to come through around the age of six years, beginning with the first molars and lower central incisors.
This process can continue up to the age of 21 years.
Your child’s first dental visit should ideally be scheduled between 6-12 months of age. When children are very young it is necessary to supervise their brushing to ensure proper brushing habits are adapted. Your dentist will probably recommend regular fluoride treatments which will strengthen enamel and help your child’s teeth resist decay.
Caries (decay) are caused when a child’s teeth are exposed to sugary liquids often. These include milk (including breast milk), formula, fruit juice and other sweetened liquids.