Pediatric Dentistry

Why do Parents need Child’s Dental care?

Do you know that dental caries in kids (an infectious disease) is 7 times more common than hay fever and 5 times more common than asthma in early childhood!

Caramelized candies such as éclairs, chocolates, toffees especially the ones containing stick jaw are sticky and more palatable to the teeth and put the teeth on risk of cavities/caries.The second most common reason is the lack of dental hygiene/oral hygiene. From the day we start breastfeeding till the last day of our life, maintaining proper oral hygiene is critical for our oral health. 

Children start teething at the age of six months and start to get their permanent set of teeth by 6-7 years and there on. Lack of proper dental care may result in oral problems, decays and diseases that can result in pain for lifetime.

Get in touch with us today to protect your child’s smile and ensure it’s healthy too!

Common Pediatric Dental Problems

  • Teething: Usually teething can be handled at home but sometimes excessive crankiness, drooling and tears can make the things ordeal for babies as well as parents. It’s always better to connect with your pediatric dentist to ensure a smooth teething process.
  • Early childhood caries: Early childhood caries majorly impacts preschoolers and infants globally. If your child is experiencing caries, get in touch with experienced dentists at Sharma Dental Clinic for best tooth restoration techniques.
  • Hot and cold sensitivity/ difficult in eating: When exposed to caries or cavities, the new teeth of your child may become sensitive. The child may not be able to differentiate the pain between tooth sensitivity and the new erupting gums. So, it becomes vital to take care of your child’s teeth and make him learn the importance of oral hygiene as well.
  • Interceptive orthodontics: Interceptive orthodontics or early orthodontics is the guidance of teeth eruption while some milk teeth are already present and correction of malocclusion (abnormal bite) by early intervention so as to avoid future problems. Feel free to connect with us to know more about interceptive orthodontics.
  • Tooth Avulsion: In children, if a tooth accidently gets knocked out of socket, it can be re-implanted. Just keep the avulsed tooth in the saliva or milk and immediately seek medical attention within 20 minutes.
  • Preventive Dentistry: fluoride application: At our clinic, we are utmost concerned about all the aspects of preventive dental care. Educating the parents and children is of prime importance to prevent the tooth decay with routine follow-ups or check-ups, sealant application and fluoride applications.
  • Habits Correction: While it may feel adorable watching your kids such their thumb but this habit (if continued) can result in many problems in near future. Many functional and aesthetic issues may arrive such as open bite, jaw misalignment and narrow palate.