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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. What do I need to use in cleaning my child’s teeth?

A. A toothbrush will uproot plaque microorganisms that can prompt decay. Any soft abounded toothbrush with a little head, ideally one designed particularly for babies, should be used in any event twice a day, in the morning and at sleep time.

Q. At what point should I take my kid to the dental practitioner for the primary check-up?

A. To prevent dental issues, your youngster should see a pediatric dental specialist when the primary tooth shows up, or no later than his/her first birthday.

Q. What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?

A. A pediatric dental specialist has two to three years expertise, training after dental school and restricts his/her practice to treating kids only. Pediatric dentists are essential oral care providers for infants and kids through adolescence, which including those with important health needs.

Q. Are baby teeth that critical to my kid?

A. Primary teeth are vital for many reasons. Not only do they assist children speak plainly and chew normally, but they additionally help in shaping a path that permanent teeth can take when they are ready to grow.

Q. If my child has a toothache, what am I going to do?

A. In the first place, rinse the irritated range with warm salt water and if it got swollen, place a cool pack on the face. Give the kid acetaminophen for any pain, as opposed to placing aspirin on the teeth or gums. At last, see a dentist as quickly as time permits.

Q. Are thumb sucking and pacifier propensities unsafe for a kid’s teeth?

A. Thumb and pacifier sucking habits will only become a problem if they go on for a very long period. Most kids stop these habits on their own, but if in any case they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers past the age of three, a mouth appliance may be prescribed by your pediatric dentist.

Q. How can I prevent decay prompted by nursing?

A. Abstain from nursing kids to sleep or putting anything besides water in their bedtime bottle. Likewise, take in the best possible approach to brush and floss your child’s teeth. Take your youngster to a pediatric dental specialist frequently to have his/her teeth and gums checked.

Q. When should we start using toothpaste?

A. The earlier, the better! Beginning at birth, clean your new born kid gums with a delicate newborn child toothbrush or fabric and water. When the teeth start to show up, begin brushing twice a day using fluoridated toothpaste and a delicate, age-suitable measured toothbrush. Use a sprinkle of toothpaste to brush the teeth of a kid two years old and younger. For the 3-6-year-old, apportion a pea-size measure of toothpaste and perform or assist your child’s tooth brushing. Keep in mind that young children cannot be able to brush their teeth successfully. Kids should release and not swallow excess toothpaste in the wake of brushing.

Q. How would I make my child’s diet secure for his teeth?

A. Ensure your kid has a balanced diet, which includes one serving each of leafy foods, bread and cereals, milk and dairy items, meat, fish and eggs. Constraining the servings of sugars and starches will likewise help in shielding your child’s teeth from rot. You can likewise request that your pediatric dental specialist should help you select foods that secure your youngster’s teeth.

Q. What are dental sealants and how do they work?

A. Sealants work by filling in the divisions on the biting surfaces of the teeth. It closeout food particles that could get trapped in the teeth, causing cavities. The application is quick and comfortable and can viably protect teeth for a long time.

Q. How would I know whether my child is getting sufficient fluoride?

A. Have your pediatric dental specialist assess the fluoride level of your kids essential source of drinking water. However when your child is not getting enough fluoride inside through water (particularly if the fluoride level is inadequate or if your kid drinks, filtered water without fluoride), then your pediatric dentist might endorse fluoride supplements.

Q. What can I do to safeguard my kid’s teeth during sports event?

A. Delicate plastic Mouthguards can be utilized to secure a youngster’s tooth, lips, cheeks, and gums from sport related wounds. A specially fitted Mouthguard crafted by a pediatric dentist will shield your child from wounds to the teeth, face and even give protection from extreme injuries to the head.

Q. What would I do if my kid falls and thump out a permanent tooth?

A. The most essential thing to do is to resist the urge to panic. At that point find the tooth. Hold it by the crown as opposed to the root, and attempt to reinsert it in the socket. If that feels impossible, put the tooth in a glass of milk and take your kid and the glass promptly to the pediatric dentist.

Q. How protected are dental X-rays?

A. There is a little hazard in dental X-rays. Pediatric dental practitioners are particularly careful to restrain the measure of radiation to which kids get exposed. Lead aprons and fast film are utilized to guarantee security and minimize the measure of radiation.

Q. In what ways can parents help prevent tooth decay?

A. Parents have to take their kids to the dental specialist regularly, starting with the eruption of the primary tooth. At that point, the dental specialist can prescribe a particular program of brushing, flossing, and other medications for parents to inspect and teach to their kids. These home treatments, when added to general dental visits and a balanced diet, will give your child a lifetime of sound habits.