Mannamkeril Enclave, Above Catholic Syrian Bank, Kochukavala, Vaikom Kerala

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Parents and children, welcome to OUR Children’s Dental Center in VAIKOM. We’re happy to see you and your little ones in our clinics. We work hard to make each dental visit fun and kid-oriented because we believe that oral healthcare need not be a scary experience for your child.

Mom and Dad, start early.

As soon as your baby is born, gently clean your baby’s gums after each feedings with a soft, damp washcloth. Make this a part of your routine and help your little ones build a lifetime of good oral habits.

Take your child to the dentist as soon as you welcome your baby’s first milk tooth or by his or her first birthday. This way, your child’s dentist gets a better chance of preventing any dental problems.
Morning appointments are best for your child’s first visit. Coming from a good night’s sleep, your child is more rested and much more cooperative in the morning. Also, morning appointments will not pose conflicts on your child’s mealtimes or naps.

Children who enjoy their first trip to their dentists (and their sunny, colorful rooms with fancy paintings on the walls) suggest a promising attitude towards their dental care, health and habits.

Comprehensive Oral Evaluation and Assessments
• Preventive Dental Care
• Fluoride Treatments
• Oral Hygiene Instructions
• Dental Sealants
• Laser Dentistry
• Habit Counseling
• Straightening Teeth
• Care for Dental Injuries
• Pediatric Dental Emergencies

The first dental visit is as important as his or her first steps and equally as momentous as his or her first words. Your child’s teeth and gums will be checked for signs of tooth decay or other problems. To evaluate whether the facial bones and teeth are developing properly, or if there are hidden decay, X-rays may be taken. Your baby’s teeth may also be cleaned and his oral habits, like thumb-sucking, may be assessed.

It’s important that parents talk about the first appointment in a positive way. Do not use dental visits as punishments. Just the same, never let anyone tell your child scary stories about seeing the dentist.Do not bribe your child into going for his first visit. Make your child understand that having his teeth and gums checked is good for him or her. Bribes may appear to children as ways of making them do something that may hurt or disadvantage them.

Dental Care for Your Baby
Teeth start to develop while the child is in the womb. Most babies begin growing teeth by the third and six months of pregnancy, others may develop faster or slower than usual. At birth, a complete set of 20 primary teeth are grown hidden within the gums. Primary teeth are also known as milk teeth, deciduous teeth or baby teeth. The first tooth generally erupts at about six months of age. ‘Eruption’ refers to the tooth breaking or cutting through the gums. For babies, this is more commonly called as ‘teething’.

Good oral hygiene should begin even before your baby’s first tooth comes in. Get into the habit of wiping your baby’s gums with a clean, soft washcloth after each feedings and before you put him to sleep. There’s no need for toothpaste just yet. Simply wrap the cloth around your finger and gently rub it along his lower and upper gums. Getting him used to having his gums cleaned is a good way of preparing him for toothbrushing later on.

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