Pediatric Dentistry

Early childhood dental visits help a child acclimate to the dental environment and become comfortable with his or her oral care provider. By attending appointments on a regular basis, children learn to put a value on oral care and establish healthy habits that can last a lifetime. The first dental visit is different for each child depending on the age and overall oral health of the patient.

At The Dental Inc. , we have a caring and child friendly environment where we want every child to enjoy the dental experience while we teach them importance of healthy teeth and the need of preventive dental care

It is important to understand the importance of preventive dentistry to give your kids a healthy set of dentition for life time!!


Various fillings are used to fill in the cavity of children’s teeth depending on whether it is milk teeth or permanent .Semi permanent Fluoride releasing, calcium hydroxide fillings, light cure permanent fillings, etc are used.


Prevention is better than cure. As we know tooth decay is the most common dental disease in children. Sealants help in preventing tooth decay or reduce the incidence of decay by applying them to your childs teeth. Sealant is a clear plastic like material which is used to seal the deep grooves of the chewing surface of the teeth in order to protect the enamel from the effects of plaque and acid release from the food. Sealants are applied on the back teeth (Molars and premolars) where cavity occurs the most. Its most effective in kids of age 6 and more.


The role of fluoride in preventing dental caries is undoubtedly evident. In case of topical fluoride application the reduction in caries experience in children can reach up to 60%.The number of topical fluoride applications per year depends on the caries risk of a particular child, but a minimum of two applications is considered the optimum in most cases.


Habits like tongue thrusting, thumb/finger sucking and prolonged bottle feeding can cause evident ill effects on your childs teeth.It is necessary to stop such habits and prevent permanent changes to the teeth set. Orthodontic appliances can be fabricated be given to break the habit.

Frequently Asked Questions
What will happen during my child’s first dental appointment?

The first dental appointment begins with questions about your child’s medical and oral health history. You will also be given an opportunity to discuss any questions you have as a parent or any symptoms your child may have been experiencing. Depending on your child’s age, the dentist may visually examine the teeth and/or gums for signs of decay or other complications. Older kids may have their teeth cleaned and x-rayed for closer examination.

Dentists often use the first dental appointment as an opportunity to speak with parents about the brushing, flossing and the importance of fluoride. It is also the time when pediatric dentists speak with parents about teething, preventing accidents, and the importance of limiting foods and beverages that contain sugar.

How do I choose a dentist for my child?

Parents must be selective in choosing a dentist for their children. Though any dentist is capable of caring for your child’s teeth, a pediatric dentist specializes only in the treatment of children and adolescents. Pediatric dentists know how to relate to children and how to make them feel comfortable in the dental chair. For more information about pediatric dentistry, contact our office.

How often should my child visit the dentist?

Children with healthy mouths and teeth typically need to visit the dentist every six months for routine check-ups and preventative care, such as cleanings and fluoride treatments. However, your child’s dentist may recommend an alternate schedule that better accommodates your child’s needs.