COMPLETE DENTAL CARE CENTER FOR KIDS AND ADULTS
Our Dental Clinic is a complete dental care center for kids and adults. Our goal is to help all of our clients maintain outstanding buccal-dental health.
- Go to bed with a bottle of milk, baby formula or juice.
- Fall asleep in their mother's womb, his mouth still full of milkThis type of decay can occur up to the age of 4 years. Once your child has teeth, check them every month.
- Beware of spots or a dull white lines that can form on the teeth at the gum line.
- Beware also of teeth darkening. If any of these signs appears, see your dentist immediately. The decay in children should be treated promptly. Otherwise your child may develop an infection. If you give a bottle of milk, formula or juice at bedtime, stop on the field will not be easy.
It is recommended that you make an appointment for your child at the age of 2. During this first visit, the dentist and the dental hygienist will make sure to establish a relationship of trust with your child and will take care to examine his teeth, do a cleansing, review with you brushing techniques and the use of dental floss. About 50% of the population experiences some fear of the dentist. It is important to avoid passing on this fear to children. Information and a positive attitude will reassure him and will be decisive for the future. Your collaboration is important before, during and after the visit.
Before the first visit
- Several books tell the story of a character who makes a first visit to the dentist. Take the time to read it to him.
- Explain to the child what the dentist will do.
- The day before, summarize the stages of the visit.
- Never tell the child that it will not hurt during the dentist appointment.
- During the visit, you may be asked to sit on the dentist's chair to hold your child on you during the exam.
- For older children, you may be asked to return to the waiting room after the first contact has been made.
- Listen carefully to the instructions and suggestions on oral care for your child.
- At all times, it is important to have a positive attitude about the meeting.
- Ask to make the next appointment in six months.
- Make sure your child brushes his teeth at least twice a day or after each meal.
- Floss her once a day.
- Watch your child's diet and suggest foods that do not contain too much sugar.
- Until the age of 10, be sure to brush your child's teeth at bedtime before bedtime.
If your child is teething and seems to be in pain, you can:
- Rub the gums with your finger.
- Rub the gums with the back of a cold spoon.
- If the pain persists, your dentist, pharmacist or doctor may recommend an over-the-counter medication to relieve the pain.
Here's what NOT to do:
- DO NOT use the kind of pain medication you rub on your child's gums; he could swallow it.
- DO NOT give him teething biscuits. They may contain added or concealed sugar.
- DO NOT underestimate a fever. The eruption of new teeth does NOT make babies sick or feverish. If your child has a fever, see your doctor.
- The 20 primary teeth should appear before your child is 3 years old.
It is normal for a baby to suck. This is how he relaxes and feeds. The closer your child is when they are 2 or 3 years old, the less they need to suck. If this is not the case, the use of a pacifier is recommended rather than thumb sucking.
Why? Because YOU can control when and how your child uses a pacifier, but not his thumb. Never put sugar, honey or corn syrup on a lollipop. This may cause cavities. It is best if your child stops sucking BEFORE 3 years old. If a child continues to suck his thumb or lollipop AFTER his permanent teeth have appeared, the growth of his jaw and the position of his teeth could be affected.
Breast milk, infant formula, cow's milk and fruit juices all contain sugar.Babies CAN have cavities because they:
- Go to bed with a bottle of milk, infant formula or juice.
- Fall asleep in their mother's mouth still full of milk.
- This type of decay can manifest until the age of 4 years. Once your child has teeth, check them every month. Beware of dull white spots or lines that may form on the teeth at the edge of the gums. Also beware of dark colored teeth. If any of these signs appear, go see your dentist immediately. The caries of young children should be treated quickly. Otherwise your child may have pain and develop an infection. If you give a bottle of milk, infant formula or juice at bedtime, stopping on the spot will NOT be easy.
Here's how to proceed:
- Fill the bottle with water only.
- If your child refuses, give him a clean lollipop, soft toy or blanket.
- If your child is crying, do not give up.
- Console it and try again.
- If nothing works, try diluting your baby's bottle milk with water for a period of 1 or 2 weeks, until there is only water left. If your child falls asleep, try to remove him from the breast when he is still awake.
Some primary teeth will remain until the age of 12 years. The tooth that needs a filling may very well be part of it. Broken and infected teeth can affect your child's health and self-esteem. To make a filling, the dentist removes the decay and repairs the tooth with metal, plastic or other material. A shutter can be an easy and economical way to remedy a problem that, if left as it is, could hurt and be expensive. It can prevent cavities from further digging the tooth. If no plugging is performed and the decay extends, it may need to extract the tooth. In this case, your child may need a space maintainer that allows the permanent tooth room to grow. Indeed, when a primary tooth (milk) is missing, the teeth around it may take its place and thus prevent the permanent tooth from growing. To maintain space, your dentist can place a plastic or metal space maintainer on the adjacent teeth to prevent them from getting inserted.