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Your child’s oral health is extremely important and can affect your child’s development. It is important that you learn as much as possible about paediatric oral hygiene and care so that you can take care of your child. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding dentistry for children.
Dentistry For Children
How often should my child go to the dentist?
Generally, a child should visit a dentist at least twice per year.
However, some children need more dental visits because of a higher risk of tooth decay, abnormal patterns of growth or poor oral hygiene.
Your dentist can advise you on the best regular checkup schedule for your child.
Why should my child visit the dentist when their teeth are healthy?
Regular dental visits can help your child to avoid developing tooth decay and cavities. Professional teeth cleanings can remove more plaque than brushing at home. In addition, tooth decay isn’t the only reason for children to visit a dental. In fact, your paediatric dentist is also responsible for monitoring the development of your child’s teeth so that you can be assured that your child’s teeth are developing properly. In addition, dentistry for children can also help you establish if your child may require any corrective procedures to ensure that the adult teeth develop normally.
How can I help my child to maintain good oral health?
If you want your child to maintain good oral health, it is important that you establish a good oral care routine that involves brushing at least twice per day. Flossing should be done once per day. Where appropriate, sealants should be applied to your child’s teeth to prevent tooth decay. Avoid frequent snacking and sugary snacks.
How can I prepare my child for his visits to the dentist?
If you want your child to have a good experience with the dentist, it is important that you take your child to the dental clinic to meet with the dentist prior to the first appointment. You should also explain in a gentle manner that the dentist is only here to help and that your child has nothing to worry about. If you explain things in a calm manner, you can avoid having your child react to a discussion about visiting the dentist in a fearful way.
What happens during a dental checkup?
During a dental check-up, a dentist will review your child’s dental and medical history. Your child’s teeth will then be examined for tooth decay and the health of the oral tissues and jaws will also be reviewed. The dentist will then clean, polish and apply a solution to protect your child’s teeth. If you have any concerns about maintaining your child’s health, you can also ask your child’s dentist for advice.