As teeth begin to emerge, some babies may have sore or tender gums.You should gently wipe your baby’s gums daily with a wet cloth. When their teeth do appear, you can brush them with specially designed baby-friendly brushes, which have small heads, rounded bristles, and will be kind on teeth and gums. Use plain water once a day, not toothpaste.The JSP Dental Clinic specially cares for your kids smile.Your child's milk teeth are important in helping your child chew and speak normally.In addition, the primary teeth hold the space in the jaws for the permanent teeth.Both primary and permanent teeth give shape and form to the face.
First Dental Visit
Take your child to the dentist for their first check-up before they are two years old, and then at least once a year, every year after that. Your dentist Dr.Sujith Pandiaraj will be the best source of advice regarding your child’s oral health care. He may advise more frequent visits or other preventive measures if he notice that your child is at higher risk of developing tooth decay. The good news is that early diagnosis of tooth decay means that treatment can be very conservative and least traumatic for your child.
A very important way to help prevent tooth decay in young children includes limiting consumption of sugary and acidic drinks, snacks or foods. Instead, encourage ‘teeth-friendly’ foods such as cheese, nuts, fruits and vegetables, and teach your child not to share drink bottles or cutlery as this can transfer harmful bacteria.
Sometimes a primary tooth is lost before the permanent tooth beneath it is ready to erupt. If a primary tooth is lost too early because of cavities or injuries, nearby teeth can tip or shift into the vacant space.When the permanent tooth is ready to emerge into the space, there may not be enough room for it. The new tooth may be unable to erupt or may emerge in an abnormal position. If your child loses a tooth prematurely, the dentist may recommend a space maintainer. The dentist will remove this device once the permanent tooth begins to erupt.