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Pediatric Dentistry

CREATING A LIFETIME OF GOod oreal health begins in childhood

It is now common knowledge that the younger the age at which you bring your child to the dental clinic, even if it is just for a check-up, the more likely they are to have a positive experience and grow up not to be afraid of the dentist. Children’s Dentistry believes in keeping kids healthy. We believe in preventative dental care and encourage parents to bring their children to the clinic at an early age.

In kids, regular check-ups prevent tooth decay and encourage great oral health. They also maintain healthy dental care practices at home! Bring your kids to regular check-ups from a young age to make sure that they won’t suffer from untreated dental caries that may have devastating effects on their growing dentition. There are numerous preventative treatments our team can provide for children. Dr. Renu will take care of your child to make them feel safe during dental procedures. 

Would you like to keep your kid’s healthy smile for their entire life? Pediatric Dentistry at Dr. Renu Dental Clinic, Nirman Nagar, provides excellent care for kids of all ages. We are well-versed in the needs of kids, including their special oral needs, developmental concerns, and dental hygiene needs.

And don’t forget about the parents! We offer affordable preventive care for dental health and can help you find resources for your family’s oral health needs.

why pediatric dental care is important?

Pediatric dental care is vital because it not only focuses on treating dental issues in children but also emphasizes preventive measures and education to promote long-term oral health and overall well-being.

  • Early Detection and Prevention: Regular visits to a kid-friendly dentist allow for the early detection of dental problems such as tooth decay, cavities, and orthodontic issues. Catching these issues early on can prevent them from worsening and requiring more extensive and costly treatments later.

  • Establishing Good Oral Hygiene Habits: Pediatric dentists educate children and parents about proper oral hygiene practices. By instilling good habits early in life, children are more likely to maintain excellent oral health as they grow into adulthood.

  • Preventing Dental Problems: Preventive measures like dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants can significantly reduce the risk of dental problems.

  • Promoting Overall Health: Dental health is interconnected with overall health. By maintaining good oral health, children are more likely to have better overall health outcomes.

  • Addressing Developmental Issues: Pediatric dentists monitor the growth and development of children's teeth and jaws. Early identification of developmental issues allows for timely intervention, which can prevent more complex problems and may reduce the need for extensive orthodontic treatments later in life.

  • Behavioral Management: Pediatric dentists are trained to work with children and create a positive and comfortable environment during dental visits. This helps reduce dental anxiety and ensures that children have a positive attitude toward dental care throughout their lives.

  • Preventing Tooth Decay and Pain: Dental caries (cavities) can cause significant pain and discomfort for children. Regular dental check-ups and preventive treatments can help prevent tooth decay and reduce the chances of children experiencing dental pain.

  • Promoting Proper Nutrition: Pediatric dentists also provide guidance on proper nutrition, especially concerning sugary and acidic foods and drinks that can contribute to tooth decay. Healthy eating habits can significantly impact oral health.

  • Educating Parents and Caregivers: Pediatric dental care involves educating parents and carers about how to care for their children's oral health at home. This empowers families to take an active role in maintaining their children's dental well-being.

what are preventive dental treatment options for kids?

Preventive treatment options in kids' dentistry are designed to protect children's teeth from cavities, gum disease, and other oral issues.

1. Dental Fluoride treatment

Dental fluoride treatment is an easy and painless way to prevent tooth decay and protect the teeth from bacteria. As dentists, we recommend that children with a moderate risk of dental caries receive professional dental fluoride treatment at least every six months and that children with a high risk receive dental fluoride treatment more frequently, every three to six months.

Protect your kids teeth with fluoride treatment

Who would not like to provide maximum protection against cavities for their child’s teeth? If so, Dr. Renu Chaudhary recommends fluoride treatments!

Dental clinic fluoride treatments are one of the best ways to ensure teeth absorb maximum fluoride. While fluoride reduces tooth cavities, it also protects the grooves of the teeth.

Fluoride treatments can help reduce existing plaque or decay in an easy, quick rinse, with prescribed toothpaste, or professional application of fluoride varnish. Oral fluoride applications and toothpastes are an effective way to protect your teeth and keep them healthy and clean.

Remember, regular fluoride rinses for kids can be just as important for adults!

Who needs fluoride treatment?

Dental sealants and fluoride applications are highly effective in preventing tooth caries, even in deep-seated, difficult-to-clean tooth grooves.

Children with moderate caries risk should get a professional fluoride treatment at least every six months, and if children are at high risk, they may get a fluoride treatment every 3–6 months.

We have effectively used in-office fluoride treatments for over 10 years to help protect the oral health of children and adults, especially those who may be at a higher risk of developing tooth decay.

If any teenager has a history of dental caries, poor oral hygiene, or health issues that can affect the health of tooth enamel, Dr. Renu Chaudhary’s recommendation is to get fluoride treatment every three to six months.


2. Dental Pit and Fissure Sealants

Fissures are the natural gaps between teeth that are always exposed to plaque, tooth decay, and tooth sensitivity. They're just as important as the chewing surfaces of your teeth, but they rarely get the protection they need. Use pit and fissure sealants to protect your fissures from decay for a healthier smile.

Protect your child's smile with Pit and fissure sealants

Who would not like to provide maximum protection for their child’s teeth against cavities? If so, Dr. Renu Chaudhary’s recommendation is to apply dental sealants on some of his or her teeth. 

Sealants prevent food debris and bacteria from entering the pits and fissures of the teeth. In conjunction with fluoride treatment, sealant provides maximum protection against tooth caries. 

While fluoride treatment has reduced the number of cavities, it also protects the grooves of the teeth. Dental sealants are plastic coatings that, when applied to the surface of teeth, provide additional protection in the grooves and fissures of teeth, which are the most vulnerable to caries. 

When ARE Sealants Applied? 

Because molar teeth are deeply grooved, keeping them properly clean can be difficult. Sealants protect these grooves and cut down on the amount of bacteria and food stuck on the teeth by a lot. 

Dr. Renu Chaudhary recommends applying a sealant to 6- and 12-year-old molars since they are grooved and particularly susceptible to tooth decay and cavities. They may also recommend sealing your child’s permanent premolars (bicuspids). 

Any tooth with grooves can benefit from sealants. Note: It is important for children to have fluoride treatments even when they have dental sealants, because sealants only protect the surface they are on.


3. Space Maintainers

Baby teeth are supposed to fall out, but sometimes a child may lose a tooth prematurely. It can lead to more problems if space is not maintained properly. Dental space maintainers are devices used to leave enough space for permanent teeth to grow in. The earlier you give your child a dental space maintainer, the better their permanent teeth will grow.

What are space maintainers? 

One important function of a milk tooth is to preserve space for the permanent tooth. In the event that a milk tooth falls out prematurely, the empty space may cause adult teeth to become crooked when they grow in. Normally, the body can maintain sufficient space, but in some cases, it cannot. In case your child has lost milk teeth prematurely, consult Dr. Renu Chaudhary for spacers. This will also help with cost reduction in the future, as crooked teeth may require orthodontic treatment. 

Are space Maintainers Necessary? 

Tooth space maintainers are mechanical devices used to provide enough space for permanent teeth to grow if baby teeth are lost prematurely. 

what are dental treatment options for kids?

Treatment options for kids' dental care can vary depending on the specific dental issue they are facing.

1. Dental Fillings:

If a child has a cavity or tooth decay, the dentist will remove the damaged part of the tooth and fill the cavity with a dental filling.

2. Dental Crowns:

In cases where a tooth is extensively damaged by decay or trauma, a dental crown may be used to restore its shape, size, and strength. Pediatric dentists often use stainless steel crowns for baby teeth, as they are durable and cost-effective.

3. Pulpotomy:

If the nerve tissue inside a baby tooth is infected or damaged due to deep decay, a pulpotomy may be performed. It involves removing the infected part of the nerve and applying a medicated filling to preserve the rest of the tooth.

4. Extraction:

In situations where a baby tooth is severely damaged, decayed beyond repair, or causing issues like crowding, the dentist may need to extract the tooth. Early extraction might be necessary to create space for permanent teeth to come in properly.

5. Orthodontic Treatment:

For children with alignment issues, orthodontic treatment may be necessary. Braces or aligners can help correct crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and other orthodontic problems.

Frequently asked questions about kids dental care

Q 1: When should I schedule my child's first dental visit?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends scheduling your child's first dental visit within six months after their first tooth erupts, or no later than their first birthday. Early dental visits help establish a dental home and allow the dentist to monitor the child's oral health from an early age.

Q 2: How often should my child see the dentist?

Children should see the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings. Regular visits help detect any dental issues early and ensure that your child's oral health is on track.

Q 3: What can I do to prepare my child for their dental visit?

You can prepare your child for their dental visit by using positive language and avoiding scary or negative associations with the dentist. Reading children's books about going to the dentist or playing pretend dental visits at home can also help familiarize them with the experience.

Q 4: How can I help my child with dental anxiety?

Dental anxiety is common in children. You can help by choosing a kids friendly dentist experienced in working with kids and creating a child-friendly environment. Talk to your child about the visit in a reassuring manner, and consider using distractions like toys or videos during the appointment.

Q 5: When should my child start brushing their teeth?

You can start cleaning your child's gums with a soft, damp cloth even before their first tooth appears. Once the first tooth emerges, usually around six months of age, start using a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and a rice-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. As your child gets older, you can increase the amount of toothpaste to a pea-sized amount.

Q 6: Are dental X-rays safe for children?

Yes, dental X-rays are generally safe for children. Pediatric dentists use lead aprons and high-speed film or digital X-ray systems to minimize radiation exposure. X-rays are essential for detecting hidden dental issues and monitoring the development of permanent teeth.

Q 7: How can I prevent cavities in my child's teeth?

To prevent cavities, encourage your child to brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and floss once a day. Limit sugary snacks and drinks, and opt for a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Regular dental check-ups and fluoride treatments can also help prevent cavities.

Q 8: Is thumb-sucking harmful to my child's teeth?

Thumb-sucking is common in young children and usually harmless until the age of four. Prolonged thumb-sucking beyond this age can affect the alignment of the teeth and the development of the jaw. If the habit persists, talk to your pediatric dentist about strategies to help your child stop thumb-sucking.

Q 9: Should my child wear a mouthguard for sports activities?

Yes, wearing a mouthguard is essential to protect your child's teeth during sports activities. Custom-fitted mouthguards made by a dentist offer the best protection, as they are more comfortable and provide a better fit.

Q 10: Can dental sealants help prevent cavities in children?

Yes, dental sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to prevent cavities. Sealants create a barrier that shields the teeth from bacteria and food particles, reducing the risk of cavities in these vulnerable areas.

Remember that every child's dental needs are unique, so it's always a good idea to consult with a pediatric dentist for personalized advice and care for your child's oral health.

Dr. Renu Chaudhary offers kid-Friendly dental treatment. 

Fluoride treatments are a safe and effective way to safeguard your growing child’s teeth from developing decay. 

In fluoride treatment, the fluoride is applied to the surface of the child’s teeth. This will help mineralize the teeth. 

Fissure sealants are tooth-coloured materials that, by application on the biting surfaces of children’s teeth, prevent tooth decay. 

Treating a child at a younger age allows the dentist to find early signs of underbites, cross-bites, and overbites, and by making an early diagnosis, early treatment can be started.