Every child is special and deserves to smile.

Nowadays, the change in the trend of dietary habits has created several dental problems in children at an early age. Let us discuss today the different dental problems and their treatments. Parents in Swargate can find solace in addressing these concerns by visiting the Kids Dental Clinic Swargate, where specialized care tailored for children is readily available.

When Should We Visit the Dentist?

A lot of parents ask this question when should we visit the dentist for our kids? Ideally, a parent should visit the dentist with a child of six months (once the first tooth erupts). The dentist guides the parents on how to clean the teeth right from the beginning and eruption sequence, making them ready for the process called teething.

The teeth and oral cavity play an important role in the growth and development of the child. Milk teeth are not only useful for chewing but also direct the growth of the jaws and the development of the face. They act as natural space maintainers for future permanent teeth. Any damage to deciduous teeth may lead to malalignments of permanent teeth and/or defective formation of jaws and overall facial aesthetics. 

Milk teeth start to erupt from the age of six months and go on till three years. 2-4 months of delay in eruption is considered normal. It is called as eruption phase for deciduous teeth. From the age of 6 years, permanent teeth start replacing deciduous teeth. This process goes on till twelve to thirteen years of age. It is called the transition phase. In this phase, there is simultaneous exfoliation of milk teeth and eruption of permanent teeth.

Different types of Oral Habits in Children

During this childhood, kids are likely to develop multiple oral habits which include thumbsucking, finger sucking, tongue thrusting, lip biting, and mouth breathing. These habits need early intervention, if not treated on time they may lead to developmental deformities of jaws. Regular visits to the dentist are helpful in the early detection and intervention of these habits.

To avoid dental decay there are preventive treatments that can be done in dental clinics, which include fluoride application, pit, and fissure sealants.

Fluoride application – It strengthens the crystalline structure of teeth by replacing -OH ions with fluoride ions, making it less susceptible to decay by increasing the resistance against acids produced by bacteria in plaque.

Pit and fissure sealant – It mechanically seals the ‘V’ shaped, ‘U’ shaped, and other complex anatomical grooves on teeth. Such grooves and fossa provide a home for bacterial colonies and aid in cavities or tooth decay if not sealed on time. Pit and fissure sealants should be applied as soon as the permanent tooth erupts in the oral cavity.

Serial extraction – When the hereditary tendencies of crowding in permanent dentition are suspected, such crowding can be prevented by preplanned regular extraction of milk teeth during the transition phase. This prevents the complex orthodontic treatment that needs to be done for crowded, malaligned teeth in later life.

Discover Best Dental Care: Your Trusted Dental Clinic in Swargate

Experience top-tier dental care at Clinic Microdent Dentistry, your premier destination for all your dental needs in Swargate. Our dedicated team of skilled professionals is committed to providing you with the highest quality dental services in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Whether you require routine check-ups, cosmetic treatments, or restorative procedures, we are here to cater to your individual needs with precision and care. Contact us today at +91 7264008000 to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards achieving a healthier, more radiant smile.

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Dr.Rohit Joshi

Dr. Rohit Joshi is a renowned Dentist in Pune and has more than 7 years of experience in dentistry. He is Mastered in conservative dentistry and endodontics. He also specializes in single-visit painless root canal treatment and aesthetic dentistry. He is always contributing his knowledge of dentistry through his blog. Learn More about Dr. Rohit Joshi.