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Date : 29-11-2017

It is an exciting time when the first baby tooth arrives…Baby teeth are very important as they pave the way for good healthy adult teeth.  If good oral care is practised in children that will last them all their lives.  Between six and twelve month’s baby’s front tooth usually begins to come through the gums.  Within next two years, the remaining baby teeth will appear.  By three years of age, all twenty teeth will have arrived.  These teeth are very important for eating, talking and smiling

Do you know -There are four different types of teeth in  mouth

Incisors: They have a sharp biting surface, located at the front of the mouth and are eight in number including both primary and permanent dentitions. 

Canines: They are four in number in both primary and permanent dentitions and are situated at the corners of the dental arches

Premolars: They are unique to the permanent dentition which has eight premolars they have flat biting surface.            

Molars: There are eight molars in the primary dentition and twelve in permanent dentition and are the largest of the teeth with a flat biting surface. 

Common dental problems  in children

  • Bad breath
  • Tooth decay
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Grinding
  • Thumb sucking
  • Gum disease
  • Over retained baby teeth

Tooth Ache

Toothache is the most common dental problem that is seen in both children and adult.  The reason behind is infected gums, damaged filling, repetitive notion, tooth decay and cavities in the tooth.  If a toothache lasts for more than two days consult a dentist.  A physical examination followed by the enquiry about the pain, duration, severity and location of pain will be asked.  Sometimes x-ray image of the oral parts along with some other tests suggested. 

Common dental treatments include stainless steel crowns, early orthodontic care, dental cleaning, tooth extraction and tooth coloured fillings etc.

Brushing is an effective way to avoid tooth decay

Parents should clean the teeth of children using a soft brush as soon as the first tooth appears. 

Fluoride toothpaste is recommended

Children under the age of 7 should be supervised while brushing

Children are encouraged to brush twice a day.

Dr. Renju Anil’s dental clinic, Thrissur is highly devoted to the pediatric dental care, along with adult care.  Utmost care is given to children dentistry by providing quality treatment to the children. It is one of the leading toothache treatment centres in Thrissur.  Dr.  Renju Anil is known for her expertise and skill in caring dental patients.

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