In a recent study conducted by ADA (American Dental Association), it says that infant and children are not immune to oral health problems. Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health, care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care attention. Today pediatric dentistry is prevention oriented. Many changes have evolved since the years when dental care for children was predominately secondary and tertiary care. The dental hygienist is a valuable resource in promoting, health in infants, children and adolescents.
Baby teeth should be brushed using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Use water without fluoride until approximately six months of age. Encourage your children to brush their own teeth once they have the coordination to do so. Replace toothbrushes every two to three months. Choose baby specific tooth brush and paste for your children. This will avoid tooth decay up to a certain extent.
Clean your infant’s or toddler’s teeth with water and a washcloth or child’s toothbrush with soft bristles. It is recommended not to use toothpaste until he is able to spit it out and not swallow it. This ability usually occurs around age three.
Dr. Rajarajan recommends that parents continue to teach and reinforce good nutrition, including healthy snacking habits and good oral hygiene with their child. It is strongly recommend that a parent continue to help a child to brush and floss his teeth until he is 7 or 8. Continue to schedule and keep regular continuing care appointments, or dental check-ups, for your child every 6 months.
For the betterment of your child’s dental care, Deviam dental clinic offers you wide range of pediatric dental procedures.