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Pediatric Dentist in Kochi

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Dentistry for kids - Dentique

Dental care for kids or infants, is very important during early development. Primary teeth are important because they help with proper chewing and eating, help in speech development and contribute to facial development and expression. A child who can chew easily, speak clearly and smile confidently is a happier child. Healthy primary teeth allow normal development of the jawbones and muscles, save space for the permanent teeth and guide them into place. If a baby tooth is lost too soon, permanent teeth may come in crooked.

One concern is early childhood caries, a serious condition caused by a child staying on the bottle, breastfeeding or sippee cup too long. Decayed baby teeth can cause pain, abscesses, infections, and can spread to the permanent teeth. Also, your child's general health can be affected if diseased baby teeth aren't treated. Some primary molars are not replaced until age ten to fourteen, so they must last for years. Oral habits (such as thumb-sucking) should also be checked.

At Dentique-The Dental Studio we are most concerned with all aspects of preventive care. Continual preventive care includes regular check-ups and cleanings with oral hygiene instruction. The timing of these depends on your child's specific needs. Our Pediatric Dentist is specially qualified and trained to deal with children and to help them overcome their fears of dental treatments.

We Recommend - A first checkup by 12 months old to make certain that teeth and jaw development are normal, and even more importantly so that parents and guardians know how to help their children be healthy from the start.

Common Dental Treatment Procedures for Kids

  • 2-min Fluoride applications (For prevention from caries - effects of chocolates; Colas; sticky foods on teeth)
  • Pit & Fissure seals (Most recommended way of caries prevention by blocking deep pits & fissures of teeth)
  • Fluoride fillings (for correction of cavities in milk& permanent teeth)
  • Habit breaking appliances (For correction of bad habits like Thumb-sucking; Mouth breathing; Tongue–thrusting)
  • Space maintainers (To allow permanent tooth to erupt in place if milk tooth has shed off or extracted early - Otherwise, the vacant space tends to close up)
  • Scaling and Cleaning of teeth (to prevent any gum problem)
  • Orthodontic Assessment (opinion from specialist Orthodontist whether your child will needs Braces in future)

Growth Modification and Growth Enhancement in children - (Multiple sittings). Growth modification (early treatment) is part of the first phase of two-stage orthodontic treatment of children with malocclusion (poor bite). Growth modification is only possible when bones are still growing. It is most effective during children's growth spurts. Orthodontists use growth modification devices (appliances) to change the position, shape, length, or width of the jawbone(s). Some common devices are:

  • Headgear, an appliance that uses pressure to guide teeth and jaw growth.
  • Herbst, an appliance attached to the upper and lower molars that corrects overbites caused by a small lower jaw.
  • Bionator, a removable appliance that guides teeth and jaw growth.
  • Palatal expansion, an appliance that corrects crossbite by widening the upper jaw.
We at Dentique have mastered the art of designing and creating smiles. Hence your quest for best dentist for kids ends here. Call us on +91 81296 88765 to schedule an appointment with our Pediatric Dentist and help your child overcome his or her fear of the dentist.