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Answer1. My answer to this question will surprise many parents, especially parents of young ones. All the different kind of studies by agencies around the world suggests that right age is when the first tooth is erupted. I think you are surprised now! There are many different reasons, but in general terms to introduce to the dentist so that child become comfortable with doctor which helps to reduce the anxiety with dental treatment during their life time. Also being new parents, you might have questions about dental hygiene for your little one. You don’t have to pay for this visit, just take your child with you when you visit dentist for your regular checkups, otherwise if you have any questions or want to bring your little one to meet the dentist you are always welcomed.
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Answer2. Baby or primary teeth are as important as permanent teeth; studies suggest that baby teeth are foundation for the permanent teeth. Regular daily cleaning of baby teeth is very important, as some parents might think that it is not necessary as any ways they are going to be replaced, but matter of fact is caries start to grow as soon as tooth is erupted and can lead to unhealthy primary teeth. Talk to your dentist for different ways to clean the teeth and how to make it more enjoyable for your young ones.
Answer3. Oral hygiene should be maintained even before baby’s teeth appear, wipe gums with moistened soft cloth at least one a day. When baby teeth starts to erupt use specially designed toothbrushes for gentle massage of their teeth and gums, say up to around age of 18 months only plain water to be used with toothbrush. After age of 18 months special low –fluoride tooth paste to be used.
Answer 4. Prolonged habit of thumb sucking or pacifier after the permanent teeth appeared can result in crooked teeth. Also it can develop the speech defects in words especially “s” and “th” sounds.
Answer 5. Up till now you might have seen advertisement for healthy eating for healthy body, many people don’t know that it is also very helpful to avoid caries. Especially in young ones, the habit of healthy eating can improve their oral hygiene to a great extent. There are do’s and don’ts for young ones.
Some of the do’s are to avoid sugary drink before bed. Try to include wide variety of fruits and vegetables in their diet. Chewing creates saliva in the mouth, which is good for mouth. Some of the don’ts are artificial sugary drinks, fruit juices, before bed or during bed to sooth them to sleep.
All the answers are general guidelines based on different studies, the conditions and treatment varies on case-by-case basis as all the individuals are different.
If you have any questions please ask your dentist or don’t hesitate to call us, we are here to help you.
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