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KIDS DENTISTRY

Dr Konda loves to treat kids as early as they get their first tooth so they get accustomed to dental care at a very tender age.Here at Gentle Dental we believe in comprehensive dentistry, which means we get to the root of the problem instead of just “putting a band-aid over it.” What this means for your child—he or she will receive top-notch care that will fix dental problems at an early age before they turn into bigger dental problems.

Why are baby teeth important?

Baby teeth are very important to your child's health and development. They help him or her chew, speak and smile. They also hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth that are growing under the gums. ... That's why starting infants off with good oral care can help protect their teeth for decades to come.

When is the best time to start Dental consultation for a Child?

After the first tooth comes in and no later than the first birthday. A dental visit at an early age is a "well-baby checkup" for the teeth. Besides checking for cavities and other problems, the dentist can show you how to clean the child's teeth properly and how to handle habits like thumb sucking.

How to take care of Child’s teeth?

It’s important to care for your baby’s teeth from the start. Here's what to do:

  • Begin cleaning your baby’s mouth during the first few days after birth by wiping the gums with a clean, moist gauze pad or washcloth. As soon as teeth appear, decay can occur. A baby’s front four teeth usually push through the gums at about 6 months of age, although some children don’t have their first tooth until 12 or 14 months.
  • For children younger than 3 years, start brushing their teeth as soon as they begin to come into the mouth by using fluoride toothpaste in an amount no more than a smear or the size of a grain of rice. Brush teeth thoroughly twice per day (morning and night) or as directed by a dentist or physician. Supervise children’s brushing to ensure that they use of the appropriate amount of toothpaste.
  • For children 3 to 6 years of age, use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Brush teeth thoroughly twice per day (morning and night) or as directed by a dentist or physician. Supervise children’s brushing and remind them not to swallow the toothpaste.
  • Until you’re comfortable that your child can brush on his or her own, continue to brush your child's teeth twice a day with a child-size toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. When your child has two teeth that touch, you should begin cleaning between their teeth daily.

IS YOUR CHILD VERY AFRAID OF DENTAL APPOINTMENTS? WE HAVE THE ANSWER!

Also, if your son or daughter is afraid of going to the dentist office for appointments, we offer gentle sedation dentistry. Safe sedation for kids can help to ease fears and anxieties so he or she can have a more calming experience at our office.

To find out if sedation is the best option for your child, schedule your consultation appointment today. With the combination of sedation dentistry and our caring, friendly dentist and staff members, your child will have a great experience.Call Today at 8032283344