Facts About Pediatric Dentistry

September 7, 2022

Top Questions parents have regarding their children’s oral health!

It’s very common for parents to be dubious regarding their children’s oral health. While many questions do arise, we’ve highlighted a few of the common ones regarding pediatric dentistry that are bound to raise a couple of eyebrows.

1. What type of toothpaste should my child be using? And how much quantity should they be using?

Considering that children below the age of 6 have a tendency to swallow more toothpaste than they should be, it’s best to use a low-fluoride toothpaste.
Toddler’s younger than 2 years of age should use a fluoride free toothpaste and switch to a low fluoride toothpaste past the age of 2 years old.
While a tiny smear of toothpaste is enough for babies till the age of 3, it’s recommended to move to a pea size as your child grows.
To avoid swallowing toothpaste, it is recommended to angle the baby’s face downward so that the extra toothpaste can fall out.
We ensure to teach our young patients the ABC’s of good oral hygiene and how to care for their teeth. We also teach their parents how to assist younger ones in brushing.


2. How do I teach my child to care for their teeth?

Trying to ensure your child inculcates good oral hygiene at a young age is very important, as it sets the trend for regular oral hygiene for the rest of their life. While you can teach them how to brush, how many times to brush, it’s also important for children to look at it as a way of life and not simply brush their teeth because they are told to.
We at Smilecraft ensure that your child is taught how to brush, how many times to brush, other habits of good oral hygiene and teaching them about oral hygiene and the many benefits of taking care.

3. When should baby teeth come in? And when should adult teeth appear?

The appearance of the first baby tooth is different for everyone, the visibility of the first set of baby teeth varies among all babies. While most babies milk teeth appear within 6 to 12 months, don’t be alarmed if it takes a little longer.
Milk teeth tend to start falling after the age of 5. If your child reaches the age of 9 with a set of extra strong milk teeth, it would be a good idea to take your child to the dentist for an x-ray to check if the adult teeth are located below the gums.

4. How do I get my child to stop sucking their thumb?

While positive reinforcement might drop the habit for a while, there’s no assurity that it’ll work. At SmileCraft, we analyse what triggers the habit and use habit breaking appliances to ensure that thumb sucking is put to a halt at the right age. We also educate your little ones about detrimental habits which can cost their oral health.

5. When should my child have their first dental X-RAY?

Usually, X-RAYs aren’t required until a child reaches the age of 5 years. However, there are cases where there has been some trauma and younger children have needed to get a dental X-RAY. Following the completion of 5 years, a child could have X-RAYs between certain time periods to check on the development of their teeth as well as try to ascertain possible problematic areas which might require attention in the future.

 We understand how important your baby’s pearly whites are, and we promise to ensure that they are cared for in the best possible way. We at SmileCraft teach the importance of good oral hygiene at a young age to prolong the life of healthy teeth.

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Eva Braganca
Eva Braganca
13:41 19 Nov 22
After reading positive reviews, I wanted to give it a try, I must say I had a very good experience. I had a filling done with another dentist for my front tooth, it was not matching my tooth colour.When smiling people used to tell me I have lipstick on my teeth and I had to tell them that it’s a filling and not lipstick. Dr. Schuyler had replaced the filling which is matching my teeth colour. He is very informative and explains everything in details which is easy for the patient to understand. Very happy with their service. In future will be getting my implants done with him. Highly recommended.
Siddanth Shetty
Siddanth Shetty
07:13 11 Nov 22
Cool Dentist period!!I am visiting this clinic from past 3 months, got the best treatment possible. I had a front chipped tooth which Dr Schuyler fixed and made it look as it was naturally ,which boosted my confidence in social and professional life. I was treated by Dr Anthea also she was the sweetest doctor ever taking care of her patients in the most professional way. The staff is too good with the patients , giving follow-up calls and reminders in a very polite and gentle way.Overall one of the best Dentist clinic. Worth it.
E 19
E 19
07:25 14 Jul 22
With the pandemic in 2019, I never consulted a dentist until I moved back to Goa, India, last month (June 2022).As I was googling and looking for a good dentist in Margao, I came across - Smile Craft. Their website was nice and fancy among all the other dental clinics, but I wasn't sure if they were the best.Yet, I thought I would give them a shot. My primary concern was my molar which went wrong after I did a root canal years back. So I got my appointment booked and was consulted by Dr. Schuyler.The first thing I mentioned to him was let's extract the molar instead of fixing it, as I had no hope of improving it. However, Dr. Schuyler wasn't ready to extract it and believed it still could be fixed. Dr. Schuyler and their team always provide the best advice to get that beautiful smile crafted :)Well, If it could be all fixed - I was all up for it. After a couple of visits, my teeth are as good as they could be. Their team uses A1 quality dental filling; you can't even notice you have a filling. It matches your tooth color, unlike some dentists using cheap quality, which feels like POP stuck on your teeth.Also, they're very cautious while completing their dental procedure with no pain at all. I nearly dozed off once.I think the Smile Craft team is one of the best out there. I recommend it to everyone looking to get their smile crafted by the best team - SMILE CRAFT is the place!!
20:37 23 Apr 22
Dr Schuyler is very friendly and truly a spectacular dentist. The quality of service I received during my treatment is simply outstanding. I have done 1 filling, and one tooth implant ,which was done with gentle care and no pain, during the implant Dr explain everything to me what he was doing which I think is very professional.Overall my experience in the surgery was amazing. I would like to say special thanks to Dr Schuyler ,and everyone who works at Smile Craft ,you all doing a great job.Highly recommend
Pavitra Sahay
Pavitra Sahay
13:11 21 Jan 22
Dr Schuyler is one of the best dentists in Goa! Had visited him for a couple of tooth colored fillings and was very impressed. His work stands out, I cannot even tell that my tooth has a filling! It looks so natural! The clinic is clean and the staff is very polite and professional. Yes, it did take me time to get an appointment, but now I realize why. Certainly recommend Smile Craft to anyone looking at getting quality dental treatment done.
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