Dental Health Paediatric Dental

With many of our children home for the holidays, we are bound to notice a few things about their teeth. It might be a persistent toothache, some tooth sensitivity, a hole in one or two teeth, or teeth malalignment.

As children grow, their baby teeth shake and new permanent teeth come in their place. We advise parents to maintain good oral hygiene at all stages of a child’s development. Many things might be missed while in school due to time constraints. The holidays present the perfect opportunity to reinforce oral hygiene.

Common dental issues in children

cavities in childrenA few things to look out for in your child’s teeth:

  • Color change from white to yellow or brown
  • Painful teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Teeth that are shaking
  • Teeth not in line
  • Additional teeth
  • Teeth that have delayed to erupt
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath

The signs listed above necessitate a visit to the dentist, in addition to their regular annual visit.

Depending on the signs and symptoms, dental treatment is initiated to prevent further discomfort to the child. Parents are advised to be in the room with their child during treatment and follow all stages as explained by the dentist.

What to expect at the dental clinic:

Upon your visit to House of Dentistry, you should anticipate the following:

  • A clean conducive environment
  • Examination of the teeth and diagnosis
  • X-rays to help with diagnosis
  • Brushing of teeth/Oral prophylaxis
  • Scaling and polishing
  • Tooth Fillings / special root canals for teeth with big cavities

Read Also: Oral Hygiene Tips for Your Child

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