We love seeing children at our practice and we look forward to seeing kids’ faces light up with smiles especially when we praise them for doing very well in brushing their teeth and doing it the right way we taught them. Furthermore we make use of the best, most up-to-date dental technologies available to put your child’s safety and comfort above all.
We do our very best to help our children patients feel happy and positive about their visits. Kids of all ages – from infants and toddlers to young children, teens, and twens come to our dental clinic for check-up and treatment, and they will all remember us as friends.
Dental Associations of most nationalties recommend that parents bring their children to the dentist for their first visit soon after the first baby tooth comes in.
Healthy smiles for all children
We work hard to make each dental visit fun and child orientated. By all means, Children’s experience with dentists MUST be positive so they like and enjoy looking after their smiles for a lifetime.
When shall I make my appointment
Children should see a dentist as soon as their first teeth erupt after the age of one. It is best to make a morning appointment for your child as children are generally more cooperative in the morning.
What happens on the first visit
We do an assessment if the teeth are developing properly and look out for signs of hidden decay. We may need to polish your child’s teeth if they carry an overgrowth of bacteria.
Please do your chidren and yourself a favour and remember to make the first appointment sound positive. Never use dental visits as punishments, or let your child listen to scary stories about dentists. Also avoid to bribe your child into going for his first visit. Make your child understand that having his teeth and gums checked is good for him or her, same as for her mom and dad. Bribes may appear to children as ways of luring them into doing painful things or at least something that would be for their disadvantage.
Importance of Primary Teeth
Teeth begin to form in the second trimester of pregnancy. At birth, baby has 20 primary or deciduous or milky teeth in the jaw. These teeth are very important. The common belief that they are not important because they will be shed is a myth. Primary teeth play an important role in various aspects as mentioned below:
1. Provide Nutrition- as they aid in mastication they help in providing nutrition with unhealthy and aching teeth in mouth it will be difficult for the child to eat anything
2. Aid in Speech
3. Development of Muscles – sucking and chewing is exercise done because of teeth and they aid in development of jaw and facial muscles to a greater extent.
4. Esthetics- healthy, pearly white teeth definitely aid in esthetics increase the overall confidence of the child thus building his personality as well.
5. Help in Guiding Permanent Teeth- they reserve the space for permanent teeth and hence guide them into proper position in a well aligned manner.