Dental Frequently Asked Questions
We have a long and proud work reputation in preventive, restorative, cosmetic, orthodontic, surgical, and other dental services that collaboratively work to give our clients beautiful healthy smiles.
Children learn from actions. As a parent, practically get your children to embrace brushing their teeth twice a day and floss once a day. You can make them love brushing by doing it together as a family. Don’t forget to make it fun and an experience they look forward to.
Dental sealants are thin coatings placed on teeth to protect them from cavities. They are professionally coated into the deep grooves and fissures of teeth and can prevent cavities when applied to the molar teeth of children.
CDC states sealants protect against 80% of cavities for 2 years and continue to protect against 50% of cavities for up to 4 years.
Tooth fillings are biocompatible and well tested. They do not cause cancer.
We advise you to take your child to the dentist after his/her first birthday to facilitate the assessment of proper clearing and development of the teeth.
The first baby tooth in babies grows at the age of 5-6 months. It can be earlier or later around the same period depending on the milestones of the child.
The first permanent tooth grows on the lower jaw at the age of 5-6 years. However, remember each child is different and hits milestones at their unique time.
Most antibiotics contain a lot of sugar which can potentially destroy the tooth structure and eventually lead to tooth decay.
Ensure your child brushes regularly to reduce the process of tooth decay. Other antibiotics e.g., Tetracycline-based drugs cause a greyish-blackish discoloration if given to a child between 0-18 years. Avoid tetracycline-based drugs for this age.
Dental fluorosis is a condition of the teeth that causes yellow-brown discoloration on the teeth. Sometimes the teeth can go through pitting and chipping.
Dental fluorosis is caused by high fluoride levels present in salty water available in most homes. The excess fluoride can affect the structure of the teeth making them porous, sensitive, and discolored. The condition is prevalent in Counties of Kajiado, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kilifi, etc.
Ensure the water used for drinking, cooking food, and brushing teeth is pure water. You can buy pure distilled water or install a fluoride water purifier in your house.
Many options are available to treat teeth affected with dental fluorosis depending on the severity. At House of Dentistry, we treat dental fluorosis through composite veneers, crowns, porcelain veneers, microabrasion, zoom whitening, and more.