The foundation for healthy permanent teeth in children and teenagers is laid during the first years of life. Poor diet, poor habits of food intake and inadequate toothbrushing habits during the first 2 years of life have been shown in several studies to be related to tooth decay in children. The development of caries in primary teeth further increases the risk of developing caries in permanent teeth.
Therefore it is essential to establish a proper oral hygiene routine early in life to help ensure the development of strong and healthy teeth. Toothbrushing should be presented as a habit and an integral part of the daily hygiene routine. Primary teeth are essential tools, both for chewing and learning to talk. They help to break up food into small pieces, thereby ensuring efficient digestion. A full set of teeth is an essential prerequisite in learning correct pronunciation. Primary teeth also play a vital role in the proper alignment and spacing of permanent teeth; it is therefore imperative that they are well cared for and preserved until normal ex-foliation takes place. Establishing a proper oral care routine early on in life sets the foundation for the development of healthy and strong permanent teeth. In addition to good oral hygiene, diet also plays a key role in keeping teeth healthy.
Dr. Tithi has mastered in the field of Pediatric and Preventive dentistry (M.D.S.). With her unique kid-oriented style and fun personality, she gets children excited about their dental care, helping them develop healthy habits that will last for lifetime.
Most importantly, she takes the time to get to know each child personally, communicating with parents and children to create a great smile forever. Being an expert in dental development, she monitors your childs needs and provides advice and treatment to ensure a winning smile. From teething infants to appearance- conscious teenagers, her dental care is based on psychological understanding, behaviour modification techniques, comprehensive dental research, evidence based dentistry and extensive clinical experience.
Children with special health care needs are individuals who have a physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention and/or use of specialized services or programs. You can be assured our KIDS ZONE at HiDent will give your special needs child the attention and gentleness he/she requires for a positive and successful dental experience.
Children are not the smaller version of adults. One must understand the sociology and psychology of pain and behavioural responses of patients to dental treatment. Also dentist must understand the different psychological aspects of phobias and the behavioural responses of children to dental treatment. We cannot expect a five year old child to behave in the same way as the 25 year old adult patient for the filling. Hence we need a different approach.
Our office is the modern, equipped with latest technologies, yet every detail of space has been designed to be fun and inviting to kids. Colorful chair and murals invite the children in to an open, cheerful clinic. Multimedia education with DVDS, CDS system enables child and the parents for their distraction during dental treatment and an interactive dental programme. Conscious sedation enables to retrieve co-operation from physically, mentally or differently abled child and also unco-operative child
Fluoride application and sealing the tooth with tooth coloured filling to prevent dental caries
Diet counseling and assessing the caries risk for the children
Dental emergencies like traumatized tooth due to fall, accident etc
Root canal treatments (pulp therapy) for severely decayed teeth to prevent the spread of infection to permanent teeth
Various multi-coloured as well as tooth coloured fillings
Treatment for quitting harmful habits like thumb-sucking, mouth breathing, teeth grinding, lip sucking etc.
Space maintainers for early lost milk teeth.
Treatment for mal-aligned teeth.
Your child should be seen by a pediatric dentist when the first tooth erupts, usually between 6 to 12 months, or no later than his/her first birthday.
You can use any small, soft-bristled tooth brush to clean your baby's teeth. A toothbrush should be used at least twice a day, once in the morning and once a night so it can remove plaque that lead to decays.
"Baby" teeth or primary teeth guide the eruption of the permanent teeth. They are important because they help children with their chewing, speaking and smiling.
A giraffes front teeth are only on its lower jaw
An alligator can go through 2,000 to 3,000 teeth in one lifetime.
A snails mouth is no bigger than the head of a pin, but its tongue can have as many as 25,000 teeth
An elephants molars can weigh up to 10 lbs. They fall out every 10 years and new ones grow in to replace them. Elephants can have up to six new sets of teeth during a lifetime.
Dolphins only get one set of teeth to last a lifetime and typically have around 250 teeth
Sharks lose teeth each week. They get new teeth when they lose the old ones. They may have over 20,000 teeth in a lifetime.
Dogs rarely get cavities because their saliva has an extremely high PH, which prevents demineralization
Beavers, Gophers, Rats, Mice and Hamsters teeth grow continuously throughout their lives. They must grind their teeth down to keep them at a reasonable length.