Proper care of your child's teeth and gums includes brushing and rinsing daily. It also includes having routine dental exams, and getting necessary treatments such as fluoride, extractions, fillings, or braces and other orthodontics.
Healthy teeth and gums are essential to your child's overall good health. Injured, diseased, or poorly developed teeth can result in:
Painful and dangerous infections
Problems with speech development
THE FIRST TRIP TO THE DENTIST
Your child's first visit to the dentist should be between the time the first tooth appears (5 - 8 months) and the time when all the primary teeth are visible (before 2 1/2 years).
We recommend a "trial" visit. This can help the child get used to the child to the sights, sounds, smells, and feel of the office before the actual examination or treatment.
Children who are accustomed to having their gums wiped and teeth brushed every day will be more comfortable going to the dentist.
Early exposure to fluoride in form of varnish or mouthwash is highly recommended for healthy and cavity free mouth.
Fluoride treatment is recommended for all the kids above the age of 4yrs….and it is advisable to repeat it once in six months…