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Children Dentistry

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Child's first (milk) teeth are important because, apart from being needed for chewing and speaking, they help to maintain space for the permanent teeth, developing underneath them in the jaws. If the milk teeth are well looked after, then it is more likely that the second (permanent) teeth will grow into their correct position. Children's teeth begin forming before birth. In the mother’s uterus the development of first 20 teeth starts. In usually 6-7 months, the first milk tooth erupts in the lower central incisors. Though 20 milk teeth usually appear by the age of 3, the pace and order of their eruption varies.


The first permanent tooth is usually one of the four six-year-molars, so named because they appear around of age 6. Molars are important because they help shape the lower part of the child's face as well as affect the position of the permanent teeth. A word of caution: The 6-year permanence molars are often mistaken as milk teeth & neglected.


Permanent second molars usually appear around the age of 12. At that time, your child will have a complete set of teeth except for the wisdom teeth or third molars, which usually appears between age 17 & 25. Special attention should be paid to your Childs teeth during the teen years, as it is during these years that most decay occurs.


Dental care for kids, infants, children are very important. Pediatric Dentistry is the science of Dentistry for Kids. A Pediatric Dentist performs the dental work for children. Pediatric Dentist can treat infant tooth, baby tooth or milk tooth. Use bristle brush for erupting teeth. Teeth Grinding and Clenching is a common dental problem for kids and some children have eating disorders.


Night Guard Protectors are good to guard from Teeth Grinding and Teeth Clenching. It stops the damage done by bruxism. Children's teeth and jaws are important during early development. Look out for your baby teething. Some parents use pacifiers for their babies and kids. if not used properly, it can cause tooth problems for infants and toddlers.


Crooked teeth for kids develop by thumb sucking. When Teething for babies start you can see a Pediatric Dentist. Some kids can have tooth decay. If premature loss of baby teeth occurs see the Pediatric Dentist or a Kids Dentist or a Family Dentist. For some Kids gums may become swollen and tender. Teething gels can be used for infants. For children fluoride toothpaste or a non-fluoride toothpaste should be used. Parents can read magazines related to healthy teeth for kids and infants. Healthy gum will stop many tooth problems for your child.