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Kids Dentistry

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Kids Dentistry

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.

Does your child have an irrational fear of the dentist? If they do, they are certainly not alone! Start your child’s dental journey in the right hands. At Dentalkrafts, we understand that seeing the dentist for a kid can be a scary thing. We strive to keep our atmosphere casual and relaxed, taking our time to be friendly, gentle, and answer questions so that even our smallest and most curious patients can enjoy their time with us. We believe that every child deserves quality, routine dental care and want your child to have the best treatment available. Our dentists understand the dental needs of your child at different stages of growth and development. We offer a wide range of treatment options, as well as expertise and training to care for your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth.

Urgent/walk-in dental care

Walk-in/urgent care is available from Monday to Friday (please call +91 9810448720 for more information). We will prioritize urgent/walk-in and take the most severe or significant first. Only toothaches with swelling and/or bleeding, as well as physical trauma to the teeth and/or face are considered dental emergencies. Any other condition or situation (e.g. minor toothache, broken or lost fillings) is not considered an emergency and requires a scheduled appointment.

FAQs

At what age should my child have his/her first dental visit?

To prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, usually between 6 and 12 months of age. It is recommended that you delay your visit to the dentist no later than 12 months.

What’s the best way to clean my baby’s teeth?

Even before your baby’s first tooth appears, clean his or her gums after feedings with a damp, soft washcloth. As soon as the first tooth erupts use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a small head, especially one designed for kids, which is the best way to clean your baby’s teeth. It is recommended that your child brushes at least twice a day in the morning and at bedtime to remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay.

How often should my child visit the dentist?

It is generally recommended that you should schedule a visit to the dentist every six months. But if your child needs more visits the frequency may vary.

Are baby teeth that important?

Don’t let the name fool you. Baby teeth are extremely important. Along with helping your child to eat they play an important role in helping your child speak and giving your child an adorable smile. They are important for holding space in the jaw for the eruption and proper alignment of the permanent teeth. If baby teeth are lost too early, teeth nearby can shift, causing overcrowding and other problems and it is important to schedule an appointment.

How can I help my child prevent cavities?

Our mouths are full of bacteria and when these bacteria come into contact with sugary foods left behind on our teeth, acid is produced. The acid then attacks the tooth enamel the harder, exterior cover of the teeth. Make sure that your child brushes their teeth at least twice a day. You can let your child brush their teeth, but you may need to check when they are finished to ensure that every area has been reached.

What should I do if my child sucks his or her thumb or uses a pacifier?

Sucking is a natural reflex in children. Most children outgrow this habit by age 4-6, usually when their permanent teeth begin to erupt. If your child continues after permanent teeth erupt, or sucks aggressively, it can lead to developmental problems in the jaw and affect the alignment of the teeth. It is vital to help your child to lose this habit between the ages of 2-4.

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