Pediatric Dentistry (Dental Treatment for children)
At Smile Store, we believe it is never too early to start taking care of your child’s oral health.
By nurturing a good oral health routine, you give them the gift of healthy teeth and gums. This will greatly impact your child’s health in the future.
As soon as the first tooth erupts the child should get a dental check-up.
This helps the parents to maintain good dental hygiene for their kids
We ensure that each child receives the best dental care possible.
We also offer our patients a Dental Clinic Trip, where you can bring your child to the dentist before their actual appointment, for a friendly introduction to the clinic and dentist. They can meet Dr Jayshree and even sit in the chair, before their actual treatment, so they know that there is nothing to be worried about. These fun and educational visits create a positive association in your child’s mind.
We give them a dental gift so that they are happy at the end of their visit
We also encourage the parents to be examined first. This gives the kids confidence to sit on the dental chair.
Our friendly and dedicated team will do everything they can to welcome your little ones and help them feel at ease so that their visit is a stress-free and educational one.
To book an appointment with the children's dentist, contact Smile Store today
Milk teeth control the development of the jaw muscles, jaw bone, and shape of the jaw which provide suitable space for permanent teeth.
The health of milk teeth directly affects the health of permanent teeth so it is very important to keep them healthy and in check.
Key roles they play:
• Chewing: Children need their teeth to chew food. And if the milk teeth are decayed or not in a state to save, the child will not only suffer from discomfort, pain, etc but they would have difficulty chewing their food or develop a habit of gulping directly. This will lead to improper digestion of the food or unable to eat leading to malnourishment and therefore affecting their growth.
• Self-confidence: As childhood is supposed to be a very important phase, it is a phase where the child is affected by their surroundings and people. Having early caries or blackened teeth or bad breath can lead to serious teasing in school making them unable to smile which affects the child's self-confidence. So taking care of their teeth at an early age becomes very important for them to smile confidently.
• Development of speech: Milk teeth play a key role in speech as the tongue moves with the presence of the teeth producing proper pronunciation that without teeth would not be possible. Children usually find it difficult to pronounce sounds like "th" and "f" in the absence of their front teeth. Proper alignment of the teeth enables clear speech and words.
• Facial development: Milk teeth are needed for normal growth of the jaw and the shape of the jaw. Primary teeth help in maintaining the space in the jaw for permanent teeth for their full growth and better alignment. Therefore milk teeth help in giving the face its shape and form.
The age of eruption of permanent teeth usually ranges from 6 years and the last permanent tooth erupts by 12-14 years of age. So it is very important to maintain all milk teeth till 12-14 years of age.
Dental sealants are white filling materials placed in the pits and grooves of the teeth. It creates a smooth surface thus protecting the tooth from decay.
Fluoride treatment is a preventive treatment in which a sticky varnish is painted onto the teeth.
If a child loses a milk tooth early due to cavity, trauma etc. Then the permanent tooth loses the natural guidance to erupt in the proper position.
Adjacent teeth can start moving in that Extraction space thus blocking the permanent teeth out of the arch.
A space maintainer is a ring-like structure that holds the adjacent teeth thus guiding the permanent tooth into the right position.
This allows maintaining the space till the permanent teeth grow in the jaw giving a natural and proper jaw growth.
YES, when a milk tooth is broken down due to a cavity then it can be saved with root canal treatment. Just like permanent teeth, even milk teeth have nerves and these teeth pain due to cavities and infections. Many times parents neglect the milk teeth thinking they will fall. But kids have pain and swellings due to untreated milk teeth.
A root canal is a way to save badly broken down milk teeth, preventing infection. It ensures a safe environment for the development of permanent teeth beneath them. If left untreated, the infection can spread from the milk tooth to the permanent tooth growing beneath them.
Why are crowns needed for milk teeth?
Crowns are needed to save the tooth from extensive decay after a filling or Root canal. They allow your child to eat properly and allowed to hold the chewing pressure. Mainly used in a situation where the tooth needs to stay in place for 3-4 years before the permanent teeth arrive.
With so many shapes, sizes, and styles of a toothbrush, it often gets very confusing so we have a simpler way of identifying which toothbrush to use according to age.
The amount of toothpaste usually varies according to the age
At Smile Store, it is our top priority to provide an all-around superlative experience for you and your children.