At Dentistry on 7th, we understand the importance of good oral hygiene in children. A child with healthy teeth and gums will have lower chances of developing painful diseases that can affect their peace of mind, self-confidence, and ability to learn at school.
There are several ways you can help improve your child’s oral health. You can start by taking care of your oral health. By brushing and flossing regularly, you can inspire your little ones to do the same.
Modifying your child’s diet can also keep their gums and teeth healthy. Lower their consumption of food that contains sugar and acids. These items can result in tooth decay. On the other hand, certain food can improve your child’s oral health. Items such as leafy greens, onions, carrots, apples, milk, yogurt, cheese, almonds and more are a good option.
Instead of sodas, have them consume water. Drinking water can wash away tiny deposits of food in hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. Water is also better for your child’s health than sugary and acidic drinks.
Finally, have your child regularly visit a dental clinic that loves treating children. At Dentistry on 7th, we do everything to make our younger clients comfortable. Our staff is passionate about treating children and we are equipped with televisions on the ceilings to help kids feel at home. If children are feeling particularly anxious, we can help them relax with sedation or laughing gas.
Even if your family follows the best oral hygiene practices, your child may face a dental emergency. And there’s nothing worse than seeing your child in discomfort or pain. The best solution is to seek help as soon as possible. Here are a few signs that you need to see Hamilton’s most trusted emergency pediatric dentist to get help for your child:
Many children that take part in physical activities such as hockey or soccer suffer from broken or damaged teeth. You can cover the broken parts of the tooth with dental wax so that it doesn’t break further or harms other teeth and gums. Visit us so that we can treat your child quickly.
A child’s tooth may get knocked out from trauma. If your child’s tooth has been displaced from its socket, then come see us as soon as you can. But first, you’ll have to store it. Depending on the age of the child, you can wash the tooth before replanting it without touching the root. If the child is too young and may swallow the replanted tooth, store it in a clean container carrying milk or their saliva.
Visit us if your child is suffering from severe toothache or pressure. Pain from this may spread to other parts of your child’s body, like their ear and head. Usually, extreme pain can be caused by cavities. Our emergency pediatric dentists can often save the tooth if we serve a patient on time.
There are many reasons why your child may be suffering from tooth sensitivity. Younger children can feel sensitivity in their baby teeth while older kids may experience this because of a cavity. Children who grind their teeth can wear out their tooth enamel. A worn enamel will be more sensitive to certain types of food. Visit us for treatments than can help strengthen your child’s teeth.
There are many reasons why a child may grind their teeth. They may be feeling anxiety, or they could be suffering from orthodontic issues. Children with orthodontic problems may have trouble swallowing. The pain may spread from their teeth to their ears, neck, and shoulders.
If your child has a misaligned jaw, then our skilled orthodontists at Dentistry on 7th can help. Remember, while orthodontic treatments can be offered to a person of any age, they’re most effective in children because their jaws are still growing. Dental appliances can help correct a child’s bite over time.
Sometimes a child with a toothache or tooth sensitivity will need a filling. These can help repair cavities or rough, broken, fractured, or chipped teeth. However, fillings can get dislodged or even go missing in physically active children. Visit Dentistry on 7th to have this fixed as soon as possible.
A dental abscess can be a very painful condition. It’s an infection inside the root of a tooth. This can result in swollen gums, gum pain, toothache, and pain in the ears and neck. If it’s not treated on time, the infection can also spread to other parts of the body. Make an appointment at Dentistry on 7th if you suspect your child has an abscessed tooth.
If your child has severe swelling around the face and gums after trauma, oral bleeding, or any other form of facial injury, then dial 9-1-1. While our emergency pediatric dentist can treat most problems, certain serious issues require the immediate and intensive attention of a hospital.
These are some of the signs that your child needs to visit a pediatric dentist. Remember, regular visits to a dental clinic can prevent certain issues from reaching a critical stage. At Dentistry on 7th, we believe in remedying problems before they become worse. That’s why we offer services like fluoride treatments, sealants, cleanings, diagnostic exams and more.
We also like staying on the cutting-edge of technology to make our pediatric treatments as quick and as painless as possible. You can read about our feature with Three Best Rated to learn more about how we use technology to improve our services.
For example, our advanced soft tissue laser technology helps us treat children with tongue-tie (ankyloglossia). The device’s pinpoint accuracy improves the chances of a successful surgery. Likewise, our revolutionary laser cavity detection system helps us when we’re looking for early signs of tooth decay in our clients. The system is so good that we can detect the smallest of cavities. This allows us to protect and preserve teeth.
Whether your child needs a regular checkup or immediate attention, stop by at Dentistry on 7th. We have the experience, technology, and skill to improve your child’s oral hygiene. Moreover, we’re compassionate. Come to our clinic and let our family take care of you.