Why a pediatric dentist or an exclusive clinic dedicated for children only?
We all spend due time and discretion in selecting our child’s first pediatrician and their first play school etc but when it comes to their oral/dental health needs, either we don’t pay enough attention or end up showing to a general dentist who sees everyone. Do we ever wonder, that do we get ourselves checked with pediatrician ? Then why we take oral health for granted? Parents must be very selective in choosing a dentist for their children. Though a general dentist is capable of caring for your child’s teeth, a pediatric dentist specializes only in the treatment of children and adolescents. Pediatric dentists, through 3 additional years of training, know how to relate to children and how to make them feel comfortable in the dental chair. A centre/clinic only designed for children not only has its environment and ambience suiting children but also the whole team is trained to manage children of all ages and personalities.
When it should happen?
- You would be surprised to learn that dental counselling starts from Age ZERO as we guide even pregnant moms regarding their oral health care so that baby gets best oral environment when they are born. Gum wiping after feeding practices is considered most essential in modern decay management.
- FIRST dental visit for a child should coincide with the eruption of first tooth or by the first birthday whichever is earliest. Regular visits right from the very beginning ensures that the children have a cavity free and a healthy mouth throughout their life and also they enjoy coming to their kids dentist rather than fearing them.
What happens during my child’s first dental appointment?
If your child is visiting dentist for the very first time, it’s a unique opportunity for us to make this visit as pleasant and fun filled activity as possible. Our team gives your child a bit of tour to the clinic along with dedicated theme area like Jungle Room-Aqua room to make them familiar with the place. We discuss your child’s medical and oral health history. You will also be given an opportunity to discuss any questions you have as a parent or any symptoms your child may have been experiencing. Then we visually examine your child not only for teeth and/or gums for signs of decay but also look out holistically as per growth and development of whole head and face. We duly click lots of mouth pictures along with any radiographs/X-rays for them. This is followed by detailed discussion about existing concern and whole treatment plan.