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Pediatric Dentistry Overview
At Tanishas Dental Wellness, we are here to focus on your child’s dental health. We prioritise preventive measures and gentle care to establish strong oral foundations with pediatric dentistry.
A pediatric dentist focuses on children’s oral health, including preventive measures, early detection, and treatment of dental issues specific to children.
Why Tanishas Dental Wellness Is The Best Pediatric Dentist In Kolkata ?
1. Pits & Fissure Sealant
Fissure sealant is a painless and quick procedure. A thin, protective layer is placed over the teeth’s grooves and pits.
They prevent bacteria, and food buildup, helping to guard your teeth from decay. Most of the sealants are made of materials like resin or plastic.
When Pit & Fissure Sealant Is Needed
- In new adult teeth, especially molars
- Deep grooves are present in teeth’s surfaces.
- Prevention of cavities
- Children’s teeth require added protection.
Benefits of Fissure Sealant
- Fissure sealants reduce the risk of tooth decay.
- The application preserves tooth structure.
- Longevity: Sealants can last several years with proper care.
- Ideal for children’s developing teeth.
The process of applying a fissure sealant is both quick & devoid of pain. A dentist can safely perform the procedure.
Fissure sealants typically last for several years, with proper oral care and maintenance, ensuring lasting protection for your teeth.
Resin or plastic materials are used for fissure sealants, providing protective coverage for teeth’s grooves and pits.
Fissure sealants are good. They shield teeth from decay by preventing bacteria buildup. The quick, safe application ensures effective protection.
2. Fluoride Application
Our gentle Fluoride Application strengthens your kid’s teeth, preventing decay and ensuring lasting oral health.
Fluoride application is a branch of Pediatric dentisry that involves applying a fluoride gel to strengthen the teeth and prevent tooth decay.
Although it is challenging to reach harmful levels due to small quantities of fluoride present in readily available items such as toothpaste and mouth rinses, excess application should still be avoided.
When It's Needed
- Strengthen enamel to prevent cavities (especially for cavity-prone individuals).
- Reduce tooth sensitivity by fortifying enamel.
- Protect teeth during orthodontic treatment (braces or aligners).
- Promote strong oral development for children.
Benefits of Fluoride Application
- Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, reducing the risk of cavities.
- It can reverse the early stages of tooth decay.
- Fluoride can alleviate tooth sensitivity.
- Offered in various forms, like toothpaste, mouthwash, and professional applications.
Topical fluoride application is a dental treatment that strengthens tooth enamel, helping to prevent decay. It’s applied directly to teeth.
After application, avoid eating, drinking, or rinsing for at least 30 minutes. This will maximize fluoride absorption and enhance enamel strengthening.
Dentists and doctors globally utilize fluoride varnish as a safe method to help ward off tooth decay in children.
Its recommends to usa a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste for children ages 3 to 6.
Fluoride treatments are vital until age 16, while the teeth are still developing. It remains effective for adults and teens, so many continue them lifelong.
3. Nail Biting Treatment
Nail biting, a common habit often stemming from stress or anxiety, can be curbed through awareness techniques.
Our nail-biting treatment offers a tailored and effective solution to overcome this habit. Through personalized sessions, we identify triggers, provide strategies for behaviour redirection, and guide you towards healthier habits.
Say goodbye to nail-biting worries with our effective treatment for kids. Regain strong, healthy nails and a confident smile. Let’s help you break free from the habit!
When It's Needed
- Desire to improve nail appearance and overall hand hygiene
- Seeking to break free from the cycle of nail-biting triggered by stress, anxiety, or boredom
- Striving to prevent oral health issues resulting from transferring bacteria from nails to mouth
- Enhancing self-confidence
Benefits of Nail Biting Treatment
- Improved nail appearance
- Reduced risk of nail infections
- Prevents damage to teeth and gums
- Lowered risk of transmitting germs
Keep your nails cut all the time, and if you are an adult try putting on bitter-tasting nail paint and also try and replace the bad habits with good ones.
Yes, nail biting can be a sign of underlying anxiety or obsessive-compulsive tendencies, potentially indicating a mental health concern.
No guaranteed cure for nail biting, but strategies like habit awareness, stress management, and bitter-tasting polish can help stop it.
Practice mindfulness, maintain proper nail care, apply bitter-tasting nail polish, use stress-relief techniques, and seek professional help if needed.
4. Thumb Sucking Treatment
Thumb Sucking Treatment is a branch of Pediatric Dentistry designed to help children overcome the thumb-sucking habit.
The procedure involves using positive reinforcement techniques and gentle reminders to discourage thumb-sucking.
When It's Needed
- Prolonged thumb-sucking habit beyond preschool years
- Visible effects on teeth alignment or oral development
- Speech issues or difficulty pronouncing certain sounds
Benefits of Thumb Sucking Treatment
- Prevents misalignment, overbites, and open bites.
- Aids in proper tongue and lip positioning.
- Reduces the risk of oral infections and sores.
- Orthodontic Costs: Reduces the need for braces or corrective measures.
No specific medicines are there but you can give femite solutions to discourage nail biting and thumb-sucking habits in children.
Comfort-seeking, anxiety, hunger, sleepiness, restlessness, boredom, or imitation can trigger thumb-sucking habits in children, providing soothing sensations.
Children often stop thumb-sucking naturally around 6-7 months or between 2-4 years. Stress might lead them to temporary behaviours of sucking teeth again.
Gently redirect their attention, offer comfort, use positive reinforcement, and involve them in choosing alternatives like a soft toy.
5. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Treatment
At Tanishas Dental Wellness we provide gentle and effective solutions to take care of your child’s oral health. The treatment prevents cavities caused by bottle feeding.
The main reason for baby bottle caries is consuming sugary drinks and also from prolonged bottle feeding. Through gentle cleaning, dental solutions, and sealants, we safeguard your child’s teeth.
Our goal is to stop decay, preserve teeth, and guide you in promoting lasting oral health habits.
When It's Needed: Indications for Baby Bottle Caries Treatment.
- If they have white spots on the upper teeth
- Presence of cavities or discolouration on your child’s teeth.
- Pain or Discomfort: Complaints of toothache, sensitivity, or discomfort while eating.
- Difficulty Chewing: Problems with chewing due to damaged or decayed teeth.
Benefits of Baby Bottle Caries Treatment
- Prevents tooth decay and cavities in infants and young children.
- Preserve oral health and proper dental development.
- Avoids pain and discomfort associated with untreated cavities.
- Promotes early dental hygiene habits.
Bottle caries can occur as early as when a child’s first teeth emerge, usually around 6 months of age or between the ages of 1 or 2 years.
If left untreated caries can cause cavities or serious problems like dental infections, which usually require root canals.
Prevent bottle decay by avoiding sugary liquids, cleaning gums, introducing cups around 6 months, and practising good oral hygiene.
Early stages of baby bottle tooth decay include white spots or dull areas on teeth, often near the gumline.
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