Pediatric Dentistry.

1. Our pediatric dentist.

We believe that children have no fear when they visit the dentist for the first time. You cannot be afraid of something you do not know yet, can you?  At the initial stage, it is important the parents do not plant a seed of fear in their children. We do our best to make sure that the baby is not afraid of the treatment of teeth, since modern methods allow them to do it perfectly well. Even if this is not the kid’s first visit to the doctor, there are many options to eliminate the fear from previous experience and avoid insecurities in the child during the first visit.

Comfortable environment.

Our clinic has created comfortable environment for young patients, which evokes a feeling of warmth and kindness. We have a kind and funny rabbit named Keks (Muffin). He loves to play with kids and immediately tunes them into positive emotions. For the brave ones we always have sweet gifts that consist of natural ingredients. We love kids and do everything not to scare them and create the right motivation.

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The right treatment.

Our doctors take into account the individual psychological characteristics of each child and try to find the right approach becoming a friend. We take a very gentle and careful approach for treatment and use the best materials and equipment for that. We try not to cause pain and treat with the best possible quality. We would like to make your baby want to come back to us again for professional care.

2. Features of pediatric dentistry.

“Treating milk teeth…Why? Because they will fall out anyway!” –adults often ask this question. Such a question usually occurs because of ignorance of the peculiarities of the body. We authoritatively declare – it is necessary to treat them! After all, they play an important role in chewing, in formation of molars and of a good bite.

What is a molar?

Molars have their own anatomy and features. They have roots that are sometimes longer than the roots of premolars, and they have nerves. Almost 2/3 of it is filled with pulp, and the chewing part is very thin (the proximal part that contacts the teeth in the same row). Enamel is very fragile in its structure, due to small amount of minerals, so tooth decay or pulpitis develop quite quickly if they are not treated on time.

The incisors start erupting at about 8 months, and the complete set of “milky teeth” is formed up to 3 years old, (20 pieces). By 6-7 years, permanent incisors replace the central incisors, and by 8-10 years, the masticatory incisors are replaced. The fangs are replaced, at the age of 12. All terms of change are approximate and individual.

What is the difference?

Pediatric dentistry is radically different and more complex from the adult one.

It is practically impossible to come to an agreement with children, speaking reasonable arguments, so you need to be a good psychologist and just a kind person in order to find a common language with the young patient and make him/her feel comfortable.

Treatment materials differ from those for the older generation. Treatment should be done very carefully; taking into account the anatomy and the fact that next to it there is a rudiment of a permanent tooth, which should not be damaged. Anesthesia also differs in composition and in dosage. The dentist has to be able to do it painlessly, so as not to scare the baby.

Treatment should be carried out as quickly as possible, because children, who are active by nature, find it hard to sit in one place for a long time, and keep their mouth open, so they get tired of it quickly, and they begin to twirl and become fretful, hindering the quality of treatment. Therefore, the doctor has to be able not only to diagnose correctly, but also has to treat teeth quickly and well.

3. Age features.

From birth to 6 months old.

During this period, complaints are usually related to the frenulum under the tongue. It might be short and cause anxiety for the baby.

How to detect it? The first signs may be that the baby does not take the breast or does not suck well, as well as with the bottle nipple. He may get tired quickly when feeding, not get full, cry, and lose his or her weight. A short lingual frenulum may cause all this things.

What can you do? At our clinic, we cut the frenulum quickly, easily and painlessly with  laser. Up to 5 months, he/she does not even need anesthesia, because the mucosa is very thin.

Our advice. If the pediatrician found and diagnosed the problem, you should not delay this trifle operation, because it affects greatly the quality of life and health of your toddler.

From 6 months to 2 years old.

Teeth begin to erupt and, as a result, the entire milk bite will be formed.

After the appearance of baby teeth, there is a risk of caries. Given that the enamel is not strong, it very quickly turns into pulpitis and there are pains. There are several reasons that contribute to the formation of carious lesions.

Feeding at night. After eating at night, milk particles remain. Due to the fact that salivary secretion is very low at night, this contributes to the development of microflora and bacteria, which in turn leads to the formation of carious spots. These spots lead to the formation of “bottle caries”. It not only leads to destruction, but also harms the body as a whole, because it is a hotbed of infections.

Conclusion. Caries is formed as a result of not only feeding at night, but also nutrition in general, as well as the lack of proper hygiene.

What to do? As soon as possible, start brushing your teeth with special brushes and pastes. Well, if you still could not avoid defeats, then you will need the help of a children’s dentist.

One more reason may be the peculiarities of the health of premature babies, or toxicosis, which mothers suffered during pregnancy. Usually, with such conditions, there is a deficiency of calcium and phosphorus in the body, which leads to a violation in the maturation of the enamel.

What to do? Seek help from a professional dentist, who, depending on the diagnosis, will choose treatment. Also include foods rich in calcium and phosphorus in the diet. Good oral hygiene also does not hurt.

From 2 to 5 years old.

At this time, it is important to look after teeth, because the rudiments of permanent teeth are formed and the health of temporary teeth affects greatly.

Oral hygiene is very important, because plaque is a direct way to the development of tooth decay. It is very important to brush them in the morning and evening.

Taking into account the excessive movability, teeth damages are not desirable. If a child breaks the tooth, a professional dentist will help. The trauma can cause damages to the rudiments of permanent teeth, up to their complete death. This means that it will never grow again.

It is good if at this age there is enough solid food in the menu, the ingestion of which will help the resorption of molar roots and consequently will help to normalize the formation of permanent premolars. It will also help in the formation of a good bite. It is desirable to avoid carbohydrate foods and drinks with sugar at night. Microflora is very fond of “leftovers” of this kind of food, and makes its contribution to the development of tooth decay spots.

It is necessary to look after the teeth very carefully, because they are the key to the fact that the rudiments of permanent ones will form well and grow straight and healthy.

From 5 to 12 years old.

In this period, the complete change of temporary teeth into permanent teeth, molars into radicals, and premolars into premolars starts. The body grows, and so do the jaws. The teeth at the front begin to move apart to the sides, forming diastemas, and the distance between the teeth at the sides is becoming smaller, making it difficult to clean where they are tightly fit together. The result is the risk of tooth decay.

The affected tooth is a hotbed of infections that reduces immunity and contributes to the development of colds and internal illnesses.

At this age, children very often need to have the sublingual frenulum trimmed. If it might have been a hindrance at an early age when eating from a bottle or mother’s milk, it can now cause a child to make sounds that are not clear (lisping). For this reason, speech therapists sends the child to the specialist to correct this problem.

Also during this period, improper formation of bite is possible as well. Therefore, you need to keep an eye on this and, if necessary, ask for help an orthodontist.

4. Oral hygiene.

Many factors affect health. Parents should be conscious of the importance of oral hygiene and be very attentive to it. Regularly using the elementary rules of cleanliness will help to avoid many problems, such as various inflammatory processes, tooth decay, pulpitis, stomatitis or periodontitis.

Hygiene can begin much earlier than the first teeth appear and professional hygienists insist on it. Your baby’s gums should be cleaned regularly with antibacterial cleansing wipes. This will help remove plaque or reduce inflammation.

When the first tooth appears, you can teach your baby to clean it with a special brush that is put on an adult’s finger. The brush is made of soft silicone and looks like a «fingerstall”. It does not only brush, but also massages the gums. You can also use toothpaste made specifically for newborns and older, which can be swallowed without any harm for health.

At a more mature age (1-2 years), you can brush teeth by creating a playful atmosphere…think of a game where “Auntie Brush” helps us to banish “bad germs” from our little mouth. The format can be different; the main thing is to play in a relaxed manner and with great interest. It will be sufficient to start with 20-30 seconds, in the morning and in the evening. For this use children’s brushes and special pastes designed for the right age, which are harmless if swallowed.

Brushing together with parents will help to form a good habit. There is nothing better than the example of adults, mom and dad.

5. Healthy food.

It is good if your child’s diet includes food containing phosphorus and calcium. This food will help to make delicate enamel strong. It is also useful to vary the diet with fresh vegetables rich in fiber.

It is important to exclude products with high acidity and containing many colorants from your diet.

It is desirable to minimize the consumption of sugar and sweet fizzy drinks. The high sugar content of these drinks will certainly lead to teeth’s lesions.

It is good if the baby drinks a lot of clear water. This is beneficial to the body in general and helps for the production of saliva, which prevents the multiplication of microflora.

A baby's smile is more valuable than all treasures in the world =)

A happy baby is the most important thing for us. Give your baby a happy smile and confidence. It is so easy.

Make an appointment to see a pediatric dentist.

You can fill out an application form and our specialist will contact you. You can discuss all points relating to your child’s dental health. If your child has a toothache or acute dental pain, we will treat you without any appointment. You can be sure that you will have a high-quality assistance, because we are undoubtedly the best children’s dentistry in the Pskov region.

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