A child's dental care really starts with his or her mother's healthy pregnancy , because baby teeth begin to form before birth.
TEETHING-Your child's first teeth ( primary teeth )usually begin to break through the gums (erupt) at about 6 months of age, although the timing varies among children. All of the 20 primary teeth should come in between the ages of 6 months and 3 years. Your child will lose his or her primary teeth between the ages of 6 and 11 and permanent teeth begins to erupt from the age of 6 till the last permanent teeth which usually erupt between the ages of 12 and 21.
By the time your child is 6 months of age, your doctor should assess the likelihood of your child having future dental problems. This may include a dental exam of the mother and her dental history, as the condition of her teeth can often predict her child's teeth. If the doctor thinks your child will have dental problems, be sure your child sees a dentist by his or her first birthday or 6 months after the first primary teeth appear , whichever comes first. After your first visit, schedule regular visits every 6 months or as your dentist recommends.
Some kids can't eat or sleep, and even miss school because their teeth hurt or they have an infection. If your child is in pain or has had an injury, please bring your child to DENTIST.
For small or medium-sized cavities in permanent or primary teeth, we place a variety of tooth coloured, resin (plastic) filling materials.