"What if my child is uncooperative"?
Q: "What if my child is uncooperative, How will you administer Dental treatment"?
A: When a child is placed in a "New" or "Different Environment" we expect the tendency of the child's mood or attitude to be altered. At Kid's Dental Kare we have experienced Doctors and Staff that speacialize only in kids dental treatment. At times we do have scenario's where a child has exemplified behavior, that is both hazardous for them and the staff, in theses circumstances our Doctors and Staff will talk with the parents about administering the "Hugging Blanket" Pedo Wrap.
Q: "What is a Pedo Wrap "Hugging Blanket"?
A: Sometimes, our young patients need to be treated with aid of a "Hugging Blanket", more commonly used in hospital emergency rooms. This blanket is to gently keep the patients legs and arm's still, so that the risk of accidental injury from the dental instruments is reduced. It's use is presented in a loving manner to the child, with phrases such as "warm hugging blanket that is used to keep you safe and cozy".
We also find that many times young children find it hard to hold their mouth open. In order to help them keep their mouth open while the dentist is working on their teeth and further reduce the risk of accidental injury due to sudden mouth closure, our offices uses a mouth prop. This device is used to provide a comfortable method for the child to rest his/her mouth in an open position.
"Why should we treat "Baby-Teeth", if they are going to fallout anyways"?
Q: "Why should we treat "Baby-Teeth", If they are going to fall out anyways"?
A: Even though "Baby-Teeth" are going to fallout it's important to treat them especially if your child has an abcess or decay. Decay is a process where teeth erode due to bacteria and infection. This infection spreads from one portion of the tooth to the other very rapidly, sense Baby-Teeth have less enamel then permenents. Decay also has the tendency to spread from one tooth to another also, and cause an infection. This infection can then be transmitted to the permenent teeth underneath. If the Baby-Teeth have to be removed early (Due to excessive tooth decay), the permenents underneath will become crowded and this in turn will cause the permenents to grow in incorrectly and crooked.
Q: "If I don't do the treatment; What will happen"?
A: If we don't treat the Baby-Teeth the permanents may become infected, or if we have to pull the baby teeth out and don't use space maintainers the permanents may turn crowd up, because the permanent teeth won't have the right path of eruption. So treating the baby teeth and correcting them is very important. Baby-Teeth have a job and a duty of acting as guidence monitors until the permanent teeth move into the right spots. It's like a mathematical equation on this wise, if you change one variable (Which would be the tooth), you will change the entire equation.
"What is a Pedo Partial"?
Q: What is a Pedo Partial
A: Sometimes a baby tooth gets knocked out or has to be removed due to dental disease. Do you need to replace the missing baby tooth? If the missing tooth is in the back, you will likely need a space maintainer to "hold" the space till the permanent tooth erupts. It's not really a fake tooth but acts like a tooth to hold space. What about that ugly space right there in the front?
What age should my child have their first Dental exam"?
Q: "What age should my child have their first Dental Exam"?
A: We recommend a child comes in for their first visit by age (1), because it's very important to check the back teeth for decay and/or cavities. On your child's first visit we will be able to administer Floride; which is very important at this stage of your child's develop. Topical floride is important, because it will aid in the protection to your child's teeth from cavities, and tooth decay. This recommended first visit will also get the child acclimated to going to a Dental office to have their teeth examined by a Dental Hygienist.
Q: "How often should I bring my child after the first intial visit"?
A: We recomend that you shuld bring your child in every six months after his or hers intial visit. There will be certain occassion where some children will be asked to brought back sooner; due to their poor dental hygiene practice's. Often times in recurrant visits digital Xrays will be taken to get an exact prognosis to see if treatment will be needed. Theses Xrays will look in between the teeth, sense tooth decay can develop and spread quite rapidly.
"What is Milk Bottle Carries"?
Q: What causes "Milk Bottle" Carries (Cavities)"?
A: Milk Bottle caries are somthing that starts when a parent leaves a child sleeping with a bottle in their mouth, and milk accumulates around the upper front teeth. This accumulation of milk takes place because the tongue is in a position to prevent the child from swallowing, but unforntunatly the milk pools around the front teeth and the bacteria that is normally in the mouth, begin's to feed on the milk and the acid from the bacteria eats up the back of the front teeth.
Q: "What can be done to Prevent "Milk Bottle" Carries (Cavities)"?
A: It's recommended that the parent let's the child feed before he/she goes to bed, and then wipe their teeth with a cloth. Somethimes using a little drop of floride tooth paste around their teeth after feeding helps protect them from decay. The most important thing is not to let the child drift off into sleep with the bottle in there mouth, but subsequently if this does happen wipe the childs mouth "Immediatley" with a cloth. One should also be aware of the fact that breast feeding, under the same circumstances can cause "Milk Bottle" cariers.
What are "Kinder Crowns"?
Q: "What are Kinder Crowns"?
A: A kinder crown is a restoration that covers, or "caps," a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the tooth’s appearance. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally broken down and fillings won`t solve the problem. If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks so the damage doesn`t get worse. Crowns are also used to restore a tooth when there isn`t enough of the tooth remaining to provide support for a large filling, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth, or cover badly shaped or discolored teeth.
Q: How is a crown placed?
A: To prepare the tooth for a crown, it is reduced so the crown can fit over it. An impression, or “mold," is taken of the teeth and gums and sent to the lab for the crown fabrication. A temporary crown is fitted over the tooth until the permanent crown is made. On the next visit, the dentist removes the temporary crown and cements the permanent crown onto the tooth.