Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Child tooth treatment is something that parents must consider as a great responsibility, because their children must have healthy and strong teeth. Therefore, it is the duty of parents to take their children to the dentist regularly.

Taking the child to the dentist for regular dental examinations has the advantage that if something goes wrong in the mouth or teeth, the child can be treated in a timely manner. Which is an important factor that helps prevent various dental health problem in the future.

Parents should take care of their oral health even before their first teeth appear at infancy. If new parents are not that confident, consult your dentist how to do it. It is also important to take your children to your dentist as early as possible as soon as baby teeth appear.

Another important factor that your children should learn at an early age is to choose foods, and avoid sweets because they can cause tooth decay.

Advantages of Treating Baby Teeth

When primary teeth begin to appear, they should be properly taken care of. This teaches your children the importance of taking good care of their teeth, and they will not be afraid to go to the dentist. Paying attention to how their primary teeth grows will also help correct problems early on to make sure proper growth of permanent teeth in the future.

In addition, if children come to the dentist as early as possible, there will be greater chances of developing healthy strong permanent teeth, which could also save you lots of dental treatment fees in getting damaged teeth fixed.

If the parent or guardian is not yet sure whether to begin dental care and how to treat children’s teeth, take your children to a pediatric dentist to receive general oral cleaning instructions, as basic as after eating or finish drinking milk.

Guidelines for Caring for Teeth and Oral Health of Children

After eating, parents can clean toddlers’ teeth by using a cloth moistened with clean water to wipe the teeth, do this at least twice a day in the morning and before bedtime.

When children have many teeth already begin brushing their teeth with soft-bristled toothbrush made for children, and teach them to brush their teeth by themselves. Children at the age of 6-7 years old must be able to brush their teeth on their own. They are now in the right age to be able to control the strength in their arms to be able to brush their teeth thoroughly.

Regularly check and observe children’s teeth and gums for any abnormalities or stain development. Wipe or brush it immediately if any. If the child has opaque teeth that are white or turn black or have a lot of holes that are expected to be cavities, parents should immediately take the child to the dentist for oral examination.

Treatment of Young Children’s teeth

To keeping children’s teeth healthy start by brushing the very first baby teeth appear using a soft cloth. Clean and then moistened with water to wipe the teeth to train the baby to become familiar with the cleaning routine, then if possible switch to soft toothbrush to clean their teeth

Children who are 2-3 years old will not be able to take care of their teeth on their own, so it is the role of the parents to keep their children’s teeth healthy. When the child has tooth decay, it is most likely the intake of food or drinks that contains a lot of sugar. Therefore parents should limit their children from eating those kinds of food and drinks and to make sure clean their children’s teeth immediately after every meal.

Treatment for children’s teeth also includes when children have old teeth and new one squeezing through, causing problems in teeth sopping, which will affect the chewing. Teach their children to brush their teeth at least 2 times a day, morning and evening with a toothpaste containing fluoride and take children to the dentist every 6 months.

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