Children Dental Hospital in Guntur, Hyderabad, Bhimavaram, Mancherial.

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Pediatric dentistry is a specialty that adapts techniques and procedures from general dentistry and specialties to provide primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for children. Pediatric dentists treat a broad range of diseases in infants, children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs, and are experts in providing care to make their patients feel comfortable. Pediatric dentists also educate their patients and the patient’s parents about the importance of oral health and preventative oral health care. Ethos Dental hospital is best children dental hospital, we have experienced Pediatric dentists working at our all branches located in Guntur, Hyderabad, Bhimavaram and Mancherial.

Pediatric Dentistry Team

Our team is comprised of highly trained pediatric dental specialists who provide comprehensive preventive and oral health care for infants and children, including those with special health care needs. The primary goal of our staff is to provide quality care for your children by assisting doctor in an efficient, friendly manner.

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Importance of Milk teeth

Baby teeth are very important to your child’s health and development that begin to appear around six months and can remain until a child is 13 or 14. Baby teeth help children eat well, speak clearly. They hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth that are growing under the gums. When a baby tooth is lost too early, the permanent teeth can drift into the empty space and make it difficult for other adult teeth to find room when they come in. This can make teeth crooked or crowded. That’s why starting infants off with good oral care can help protect their teeth for decades to come.

Preventive Dental Therapy

Preventive dental therapy is particularly important for children, whose teeth, mouth and gums are still developing. More importantly, having a healthy mouth helps children maintain better nutrition, self-esteem and overall health.

Physical Dental therapy includes:
  1. Cavity risk assessment, taking into account each child's individual diet, habits and family history.
  2. Assessment of any abnormal oral growth, such as uneven spacing or ectopic eruptions.
  3. Fluoride treatment to strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay.
  4. Education for both parents and children on the best techniques for tooth brushing, flossing and overall oral hygiene at home.

If cavities or irregular growth are detected, dentist may recommend your child receive one or more of the following as part of his or her preventive dental care:

  1. Dental sealants to prevent tooth decay.
  2. Orthodontic appliances to guide unevenly spaced or erupting teeth.
  3. Appliances to deter damaging oral habits such as finger sucking.

Conscious Sedation

During a medical or dental procedure, conscious sedation is a combination of medicines to help you relax (a sedative) and to block pain (an anesthetic) during a medical or dental procedure. You will probably stay awake but may not be able to speak. Conscious sedation lets you recover quickly and return to your everyday activities soon after your procedure.

Early childhood Cares

Early childhood caries (ECC) is one of the most prevalent, yet preventable disease in children younger than 6 years old. Usually limited to the baby teeth that are replaced by permanent teeth between ages 6 and 12, a child is five times more likely to be diagnosed with ECC than asthma.

An ECC is considered present in a child if he or she is younger than 6 and has already developed two or more cavities in the first set of teeth.

Cavities found in primary (baby) teeth can be easily filled by a general dentist or pediatric dentist when detected early. If extensive work is needed, a pediatric dentist may need to administer sedation in a hospital setting to put the young child at ease. Cavities can be very painful, so it's essential to have them treated right away.

Early childhood caries are completely avoidable with the help of parents and dentists. A healthy lifestyle and great oral health habits will help ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Pit and Fissure Sealants

Dental sealants are also termed as pit and fissure sealants are a dental treatment intended to prevent tooth decay. Teeth have recesses on their biting surfaces; the back teeth have fissures (grooves) and some front teeth have cingulum pits.

Sealants are a safe and painless way to protect your teeth from tooth decay. A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay.

Pediatric Dental Emergency

Pediatric dentist emergency care involves any urgent dental services that quickly relieve a child’s oral pain. These services can also repair structural damage to a tooth or address other issues that could worsen if left untreated. Our skilled emergency pediatric dentists can also provide restorations and pain management solutions, if needed.

Please call at Ethos Dental office if your child requires the following services:
  1. Treatment for oral pain, including toothaches or feelings of pressure.
  2. Emergency tooth removal.
  3. Emergency repair of fractured, chipped, or avulsed teeth.
  4. Pain management for wisdom tooth discomfort.
  5. Repair of missing tooth fillings or crowns.
  6. Orthodontic discomfort caused by brackets or wires.
  7. Treatment for dental infections.

Pediatric Dentistry FAQ’s

Why Are The Primary Teeth So Important?

It is very important to maintain the health of the primary teeth. Primary teeth or baby-teeth are important for

  1. Proper chewing and eating,
  2. Providing space for the permanent teeth and guiding them into the correct position, and
  3. Permitting normal development of the jaw bones and muscles.

Primary teeth also affect the development of speech and add to an attractive appearance. While the front 4 teeth last until 6-7 years of age, the back teeth (cuspids and molars) aren’t replaced until age 10-13.

How Often Should a Child See the Dentist?

Dental check-up has to be done at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits because of increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns or poor oral hygiene. Regular dental visits help your child stay cavity-free. Professional teeth cleanings remove debris that build up on the teeth, irritate the gums and cause decay. Fluoride treatments renew the fluoride content in the enamel, strengthening teeth and preventing cavities.

Toothpaste: when should we begin using it, and how much should we use?

The sooner the better! Starting at birth, clean your child’s gums with a soft infant toothbrush or clean washcloth and water. Parents should use a very tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste (too much fluoride can make a baby sick) to brush baby teeth twice daily as soon as they erupt, along a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush.

How do dental sealants work?

Although fluoride use has greatly reduced the incidence of cavities in children, its success is limited in the deeper parts of the tooth. Sealants are recommended as a safe, simple way to help your child avoid cavities, especially for molars, which are hardest to reach. They are easily, quickly, and comfortably applied, and they may effectively protect your child’s teeth for many years.

What should I do if my child has a toothache?

First, rinse the irritated area with warm salt water and place a cold compress on the face if it is swollen. Come see us as soon as possible.

Anti-Decay Flouride Application

Fluoride is an element that has been shown to be beneficial to teeth. However, too little or too much fluoride can be harmful to the teeth. Little or no fluoride will not strengthen the teeth to help them resist cavities. Excessive fluoride ingestion by preschool-aged children can result in dental fluorosis, which is a chalky white to even brown discoloration of the permanent teeth. Many children often get more fluoride than their parents realize. Being aware of a child’s potential sources of fluoride can help parents prevent the possibility of dental fluorosis.

For preventing dental decay fluorides are applied to the teeth in minimum required amount. These can be applied professionally or can be used at home. At home the fluoride forms available for use are in the form of toothpaste and mouth washes.

When the child is more than 4 years old while they can expectorate, fluoride toothpaste and mouthwashes are given to the child.

Professionally applied fluorides are available in the form of gels and varnishes and applied only by Pediatric dentist.

How does Flouride prevent cavities?

Fluoride prevents loss of minerals from the tooth enamel.

Fluoride also effects bacteria that cause cavities by discouraging acid attacks on the tooth.

Risk for decay is reduced when fluoride is combined with a healthy diet and good oral hygiene.

Brushing tips for Children

Good habits can be developed at an early age. There are 7 tips to help parents make good dental hygiene fun and easy.

1. Start Early

Starting brushing at 6 months or when the first tooth sprouts. Brushing should be performed or assisted by parents until the child is 8 years old and Flossing should be assisted until the child is 10 years old.

2. Make a BIG deal about the toothbrush

Allow them to pick out a toothbrush with a cartoon character such as Dora or Sponge Bob. Toothbrushes that play music or light up are exciting. A small head, soft-bristle brush is recommended.

3. Toothpaste with Taste

Try several fun flavors of toothpaste and let the child to choose a flavor they enjoy. A “smear” of fluoridated toothpaste for children under 2 years old and a “pea-sized” amount for children 2 to 5 years of age is recommended.

4. Follow Me

Children usually have a natural tendency to copy the behavior of a parent or an older sibling. Spend time brushing your teeth with them, especially before bedtime, for 2 minutes. Let them see you brush and even let them brush your teeth for you.

5. Pair brushing with fun

Play music or a video on an iPod or iPad for 2 minutes while they are brushing. Make a tooth brushing chart and color the chart or place stickers after the child is done brushing. Develop a routine: first brush, then give hugs to everyone and finally read a bedtime story.

6. Read books about brushing

Age appropriate books about brushing help children understand why brushing is so important. Typically, they can relate to the characters in the story.

7. Reward

When everything else fails….reward!! Give an extra 10 minutes by playing a video game or watching television after they have brushed their teeth can be a great reward.

Pediatric Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment in young children is known as interceptive orthodontics, and it may begin as early as age 6 or 7. At this age, teeth are still developing and the jaw is still growing. That means certain conditions, such as crowding, may be easier to address.

It is important to note that early treatment does not apply to all orthodontic problems; however, it may help in certain cases.

It aims to improve the look and function of a child's smile by employing a variety of devices and treatments. Orthodontists are responsible for fitting fixed devices like braces, which use gentle pressure to move teeth into the proper position.