Have you ever felt that milk teeth do not need treatment considering they are eventually going to fall off? Think Again! Here are a few reasons why it is important to take your child to a kid’s dentist routinely.
Milk teeth are important for nutrition and overall health.
Baby teeth play a vital role in enabling your child to chew food efficiently and break it down for the body to metabolise it, thereby supplying your child with the nutrition required for growth and development. Issues with your child’s milk teeth can affect chewing ability thereby causing nutritional, developmental issues and indigestion.It’s important you take your child to a kid’s dentist routinely to detect potential dental issues early.
They maintain space for permanent teeth.
Teeth have a tendency to move towards a missing space, if your child loses a tooth early, the teeth behind it start moving. This leads to the permanent teeth getting ‘locked in” and not coming into its proper position. A paediatric dentist can check for this and take appropriate preventive measures.
Infection in milk teeth can affect underlying permanent teeth.
Yes, infected milk teeth if not treated can result in the infection spreading to the developing permanent teeth that are present under them. This can affect them and cause them to become structurally weak. Your child’s dentist is trained to perform a pulpectomy which is a procedure used to treat the infection and ensure your child’s teeth remain healthy!
Speech and confidence
Your Child’s front teeth also aid in speech and prevent lisping. Loss of front teeth can hamper speech and can also negatively affect the Child’s self-esteem and confidence.
How do I prepare my child for his/ her first dental visit?
Start early: It’s always advisable to schedule your Childs first dental visit by the age of 1. Early exposure to the dentist and clinic goes a long way in making the child comfortable
Read, Talk and Role-Play – The best way to prepare your toddler is to talk to them about the importance of oral hygiene and explain what to expect in the dental care visit.
Negative stimuli: Do not say something like ‘ if you don’t behave the dentist will give you an injection’, negative stimuli create a psychological barrier in a Child’s mind and can have a long-lasting effect which causes them to be afraid of the dentist even when they grow up.
Reassure: Keep reassuring and instil in your child that the dentist is a friend who helps your child maintain healthy oral health.
Why choose Smile Craft as your child’s dental care partner?
Our child-friendly dentists and friendly atmosphere are what constantly make us one of the best dentists for kids in Margao-Goa. We are constantly rated as one of the best paediatric dentists in goa and have advanced facilities to cater to special needs dentistry and sedation-based dentistry.
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