What is the first dental visit for kids?
It’s a time period where the child experiences his first tooth coming of his mouth, it may start from 6 months or onwards. At this age, parents and child visit to the dental clinic for the examination of the child’s oral condition.
The benefits of the first dental visits are: Pedodontists will measure a child’s behaviour towards other than home so it will be beneficial for further treatment in the future, the dentist will create a good rapport with the child.
In the first visit, the dentist can improve the diet of the child. The dentist will understand what is going on to the child’s behaviour and diet habit and then he will gradually improve all the situations and manage the child’s habit and behaviour. We can easily observe bad habits like thumb sucking, mouth breathing, and delayed eruptions jaw development, any other oral restrictions to breathe or swallow, or any difficulty for the eruption of teeth.
Precautions by the Dentists for kid’s dental care
- Baby bottle tooth decay
- Infant feeding practices
- Mouth cleaning
- Pacifier habits
- Finger-sucking habits
- Developmental milestones
- Proper nutrition
Also, the Schedule of dental checkups will be recommended by the kid’s dentists. Many dentists like to see children every 6 months to build up the child’s comfort and confidence level in visiting the dentist, to monitor the development of the teeth, and promptly treat any developing problems.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child goes to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts. Primary teeth typically begin growing in around 6 months of age.
According to ADA: Tooth decay can occur as soon as your child’s first tooth erupts -parents may wonder why should they worry about primary or milk tooth since they will be replaced by permanent tooth and giving direction and helping to grow the jaws and face .the problem is that decay in primary could mean a higher risk of decay in permanent teeth. If decay is severe, it can harm the child’s overall health.
How to prepare a child’s to visit a Dental clinic?
We can monitor the conditions of child’s oral health and provide treatment again advices for some topical sealant if needed.
We Pedodontist gives you dental consultation about your child’s oral health. It includes behaviour management for children’s attitude towards the doctors and clinic, good oral hygiene habit and management, diet chart for proper nutrition, and preventive treatment for developing harmful conditions or oral diseases.
Regular follow up can Save money by gum diseases, fillngs complicated treatments. It’s a time period where the child experiences his first tooth coming of his mouth, it may start from 6 months or onwards. At this age, parents and child visit to the dental clinic for the examination of the child’s oral condition.