WHY IS IT IMPORTAnT FOR CHILDREN TO HAVE REGULaR CHeCK-UPS?
Education and Guidance
Early Detection and Intervention
WHY CHooSE US?
FReQuently Asked Questions
Children should use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a tiny head, preferably one created specifically for them. Plaque-causing bacteria can be removed by brushing at least once a day, preferably before bed.
During the teething period, your child may experience discomfort due to sore and tender gums. Here are some ways you can help:
Gently rub your child’s gums with a clean finger, a small cool spoon, or a moist gauze pad to provide some relief.
Provide a clean teething ring for your child to chew on. Make sure it’s solid, as liquid-filled teething rings may break.
If your child is eating solid foods, offer them chilled (not frozen) fruit or vegetables to help soothe their gums.
Over-the-counter remedies can also be used to relieve pain, but always consult with a healthcare professional before administering these.
Remember, teething can cause increased drooling, so keep a clean cloth handy to dry your child’s chin and prevent skin irritation. If your child seems unusually uncomfortable, it’s always a good idea to consult with a pediatric dentist or your pediatrician.
If your child’s permanent tooth is knocked out, take the following steps:
Find the tooth and hold it by the crown (the part that is usually exposed in the mouth), not the root.
Rinse the tooth gently with clean water, but do not scrub it or use soap.
If possible, try to reinsert the tooth back into its socket, making sure it’s facing the right way. Have your child hold it in place by biting down on a clean cloth or gauze.
If you can’t reinsert the tooth, keep it moist by placing it in a clean container with milk, or in an emergency tooth preservation kit if one is available.
Go to a dentist immediately. Time is critical for saving the tooth, ideally within an hour of the accident.
Remember, this advice is for permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is knocked out, it should not be replanted because of the potential for damage to the developing permanent tooth. In either case, contact a dentist as soon as possible.