Dental faq - Cure Advanced Dental Care Chennai
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I maintain my child’s teeth?
Your child’s teeth can be brushed using a soft wet toothbrush and a pea sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste. A child’s first visit should be scheduled around 6 to 12 months after his birth. Regular fluoride applications on their teeth by the dentist would strengthen the teeth and help in preventing dental decay.
Q: How often should you brush your teeth?
Brushing should be done twice daily for best dental health. Regular brushing removes dental plaque which is continuously accumulating on the tooth surfaces and keeps the teeth hygienic.
Q: How often should you visit a dentist?
Ideally you should visit your dentist every six months. However people who have a greater risk of dental disease like smokers, uncontrolled diabetes should visit more often to get their teeth checked.
Q: How safe are dental X-rays?
There is very little risk in dental X-rays. Pediatric dentists are especially careful to limit the amount of radiation to which children are exposed. Lead aprons and high-speed film are used to ensure safety and minimize the amount of radiation.
Q:How do dental sealants work?
Sealants work by filling in the crevasses on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. This shuts out food particles that could get caught in the teeth, causing cavities. The application is fast and comfortable and can effectively protect teeth for many years.
Q:What should I do if my child falls and knocks out a permanent tooth?
The most important thing to do is to remain calm. Then find the tooth. Hold it by the crown rather than the root and try to reinsert it in the socket. If that is not possible, put the tooth in a glass of milk and take your child and the glass immediately to the pediatric dentist.
Q:What's the best way to prevent gum disease?
Conscientious removal of plaque by flossing, brushing and regular professional cleanings will minimise your risk of gum disease.However, there are other factors that can affect the health of your gums, such as stress, diabetes, genetics and pregnancy.
Q:How can parents help prevent tooth decay?
Parents should take their children to the dentist regularly, beginning with the eruption of the first tooth. Then, the dentist can recommend a specific program of brushing, flossing, and other treatments for parents to supervise and teach to their children. These home treatments, when added to regular dental visits and a balanced diet, will help give your child a lifetime of healthy habits.
Q:How do I know if my child is getting enough fluoride?
We will evaluate the fluoride level of your child’s primary source of drinking water. If your child is not getting enough fluoride internally through water, then we may prescribe fluoride supplements.
Q:How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?
A check-up every six months is recommended in order prevent cavities and other dental problems. However, your pediatric dentist can tell you when and how often your child should visit based on their personal oral health.