Healthy teeth are key to healthy childhood. We love kids smiles ! Early dental experiences are building blocks for good oral health and hygiene. At Lucknow Dental, we believe this should be made fun, easy and educational as early as possible.
Prevention is better than cure so early preventive habits are milestones for good oral health. At Lucknow Dental we take proper care so that your children feel safe and comfortable. Our friendly staff and homely enviroment lowers kids anxiety and makes them comfortable.
Is your child afraid of the Dentist? Helping kids overcome their fear of the dentist is something we are extremely passionate about. Dental phobias or even nervousness amongst children is fairly common.
Rest assured that our team of paediatric dentists is well trained in helping sooth your child into a positive dental experience. We will work with you using a number of techniques, ranging from positive reinforcement, distraction techniques and play therapy.
Children are at higher risk of tooth decay than adults, as their teeth are still growing and the enamel is thinner, providing less of a barrier to plaque.
That’s why it’s important that you discourage your child from having too many sugary snacks and drinks. If you’re worried about tooth decay, we can help to strengthen your child’s baby teeth by applying fissure sealants.
These fill in the fissures on the chewing surfaces of their teeth, keeping out food particles that could get trapped inside and lead to cavities. This procedure is fast and shouldn’t be painful. It can help protect your child’s teeth for many years.
If your child has a misaligned bite or crooked teeth, their orthodontic treatment may be easier if it begins in childhood. We’ll monitor the development of your child’s teeth and jaws every time they come in for their regular check-up, and if we notice any signs that their bite may be out of alignment, we may recommend an appropriate orthodontic treatment.
While braces are typically associated with teenagers, orthodontic treatment can begin around age 8 to 9, by which time a child’s first permanent teeth have usually come through and their dentist may start to use dental x-rays to diagnose any possible crowding or bite problems.
Most babies get their first tooth at around 6 months, but some can be as early as 3 months while others can take over 12 months to sprout. Then it’s a long road until they grow all their primary teeth (baby teeth), usually by the age of 3 years.
Teething can be a difficult time for babies and parents, with sore, swollen gums giving the little ones plenty to cry about. Teething toys and cold, soft food such as yoghurt can help to ease this discomfort, and some babies respond well to having their gums gently rubbed.
If you’re finding it hard to comfort your child, bring them in for a check-up. Our child-friendly team will check that their teeth are developing normally and we may be able to prescribe a pain relief gel that can be rubbed onto their gums.
One of the most common questions parents ask us is when they should start to brush their child’s teeth. We recommend that you start as soon as their first teeth come through, though you shouldn’t use toothpaste until they reach the age of 2 or 3.
A soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head, preferably one designed specifically for infants, should be used at least once a day at bedtime. Even just brushing with water will help to remove plaque bacteria that can lead to tooth decay.
We can provide you with a free toothbrush suitable for your baby and replace it every six months when they come in for their routine hygiene appointment.
When a child is old enough to be taught to spit out their toothpaste rather than swallow it, they’re ready to be introduced to fluoridated toothpaste. This is usually around the age of 3.
Make sure you monitor your child’s brushing and that no more than a pea-sized amount of toothpaste is used, and encourage them to spit out the excess toothpaste after brushing. Too much fluoride can cause fluorosis, which can damage their teeth.
We recommend that your child visits us for their first appointment when they grow their first tooth, or by 1 year of age. This is the perfect time to start familiarising them with our comfortable clinic, so they should develop positive associations with dental care right from the start.
We believe in creating a positive, supportive and non-judgemental environment at Lucknow Dental, and our friendly team of paediatric dentists in Lucknow, will use encouraging language during all of your child’s visits.
When they’re seated in the dentist’s chair, we’ll put on their favourite cartoons and gently count and assess their teeth. We’ll also offer advice to you and your children about how to take the best care of their teeth and what food and drink they should avoid for the benefit of their oral health.
By the time your child’s baby teeth start falling out as their permanent teeth come through, they should be old enough that the experience is no longer distressing. And it’s not as painful as teething!
Your child will normally lose their first tooth naturally around the age of 6, the last ones around age 12 or 13. After a tooth falls out, you should encourage your child to rinse their mouth with
warm water, which can also help to control any bleeding. They should also be advised not to brush too strongly when their gum is still sensitive.
If your child loses a tooth early, either due to an accident or tooth decay, you should come in to see us. It’s important to fight tooth decay even when your child still has their baby teeth, as the spread of plaque can lead to gum disease or abscesses forming.
You should also contact us if your child loses their tooth naturally but their permanent tooth takes longer than 6 months to appear.
Your child’s appointment is tailored to their personality and age. Expect our team to use encouraging and positive language throughout your child’s first and subsequent appointments.
It’s important for our team to build trust and rapport with your child, that’s why we introduce your child to dentistry with positivity and encouragement.
Once your child is settled in-chair , we pop on their favourite cartoon. Our dental practitioner will count their teeth, teach them how to brush and if your child is over the age of two we will also perform a clean, fluoride treatment, and any necessary x-rays.
We will examine your child’s face and jaw for signs of mal-alignment Our child friendly team will show your little one techniques to help get the length of time for effective brushing right, along with, discolouring solutions to highlight key areas to brush.
For more information about children’s dental milestones click here. Let us look after your children’s oral health At Lucknow Dental our team of friendly dentists are here to help your family every step of the way, from the first appearance of teeth, to protecting them with custom fit sports mouthguards right through to adulthood
Your first dental visit should occur at about 12 months or when you see primary teeth erupting. A yearly dental checkup is recommended for proper oral hygiene maintenance.
There is very little risk in dental X-rays. We are especially careful to limit the amount of radiation to which children are exposed.
Lead aprons and high-speed film are used to ensure safety and minimize the amount of radiation.
The most important thing to do is to remain composed. Then find the tooth. Hold it by the crown instead of the root and try to reinsert it in the socket.
If that is not possible, put the tooth in a glass of milk. Call our team for further instructions.
Baby Teeth” are important because they help children chew comfortably and speak clearly. They also assist in creating the path that permanent teeth follow when they erupt.
A child’s size toothbrush will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay. Any soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head, preferably one designed specifically for infants, should be used at least once a day at bedtime. We can provide you with a free brush suitable for your baby.
Thumb and pacifier sucking habits will generally only become a problem if they go on for a very long period of time.
Most children stop these habits on their own, but if they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers past the age of three, your dentist can discuss a plan with you.
You should immediately visit dentist as your child might be having rampant caries or nursing bottle caries which involves multiple teeth in a short span of time. Proper treatment and maintenance of oral hygiene can help in preventing the spread of caries?
A common querry for treatment of baby teeth is that they will ultimately fall of so whats the use of treating them. We need primary teeth as they act as space mainteners for proper eruption of our permanent teeth.
Carious infected teeth can lead to pain and swelling and loss of apetite. The child may stop eating sue to infected teeth. So early prevention and treatment is important for primary or baby teeth for good oral health and hygiene.