Pediatric Dentistry

What is the meaning of pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry specializes in/takes care of the oral health of infant, children and adolescent. This dentistry also treats children with special needs, who are physically and mentally challenged. Pediatric dentistry involves additional study of 3 years (i.e. after 4 years of dental training).This branch of dentistry studies child growth, psychology and development. Such pediatric dentists take care of wide variety of dental problems of children e.g. cavity, tooth decay, malocclusion, emergency care, crooked teeth etc.

When should a child first visit the pediatric dentist?

According to american academy of pediatric sentistry the child should be brought to the kids dentist when he turns 1 year old .By that time the first teeth comes and the pediatric dentist can discuss ways of keeping oral hygiene. Our best pediatric dentist in velachery can guide the parents about diet, tooth eruption, finger habits, fluoride etc.

How to clean baby teeth?

For an infant a soft cloth should be used to clean his/her gums after every feed. Once the child has one tooth a soft tooth brush can be used.

Does sucking thumb cause any problem in the teeth?

The child should stop sucking thumb before the eruption of permanent teeth. If this habit continues there will be problems such as buckteeth/open bite.

What are positive dental habits?

Keeping good oral hygiene is a family effort. The children should know the importance of brushing (twice a day) and flossing daily. Moreover regular dental checkups are also necessary for good oral health.Visit our pediatric dental clinic in velachery or tharamani and take an appointment with our pediatric dentist for more details.

What is Mouth Breathing?

Human infants are sometimes considered obligate nasal breathers, but generally speaking healthy humans may breathe through their nose, their mouth, or both. During rest, breathing through the nose is common for most individuals. Breathing through both nose and mouth during exercise is also normal, a behavioral adaptation to increase air intake and hence supply more oxygen to the muscles. Mouth breathing may be called abnormal when an individual breathes through the mouth even during rest.

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