Patient Education

Do not eat hard, rock solid, tough, and fibrous food like, chocolates, candy, chikki, and corn (bhutta). Biting into fruits like apples, pear, guava is generally forbidden.

  • It is essential to gargle with fluoride mouthwash to keep your teeth caries free.
  • Any part of the implant/ aesthetic tooth getting loose or damaged should be reported to the office immediately to avoid future complications.
  • Brushing your teeth twice a day is a must for the success of the treatment. Change toothbrush periodically to assure best results.

How to prevent cavity formation?

CAVITIES ARE PREVENTABLE.
There are many steps that you can take at home to help your child’ teeth stay cavity free. It is also important to visit the pediatric dentist regularly so that we can assess your child's condition and help develop a personalized prevention program

HOME CARE

A) Brushing

Regular, thorough brushing is a very important step in preventing tooth decay. Brushing removes the bacteria that promote tooth decay. You should brush your child's teeth at least twice a day. After brushing your child's teeth at night, make sure he/she does not eat or drink anything except water. Remember that children at an early age do not have the dexterity to brush their teeth effectively. You must help them brush every time for a first few years.

B) Diet

To help prevent dental caries, the servings of sugar should be limited. Frequent snacking on sweets causes the tooth enamel to be continuously exposed to acids produced by the bacteria inside the mouth. Make sure you offer healthy snacks like vegetables and fruits.


Some individuals are at higher risk of getting dental cavities even after practicing good oral hygiene. To prevent such teeth from decay; sealants and fluorides are implemented by pediatric dentist.

Dental Emergencies

Toothache:

Contact your child's dentist. DO NOT place aspirin on the gum or on the aching tooth. If the face is swollen apply cold compresses and contact your dentist immediately.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek:

Apply ice to bruised areas. If there is bleeding apply firm but gentle pressure with a gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes or it cannot be controlled by simple pressure, take the child to hospital emergency room.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth:

Find the tooth. Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root portion. You may rinse the tooth but DO NOT clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Inspect the tooth for fractures. If it is sound, try to reinsert it in the socket. Have the patient hold the tooth in place by biting on gauze. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, transport the tooth in a cup containing the patient’s saliva or milk. If the patient is old enough, the tooth may also be carried in the patient’s mouth.

The patient must see a dentist IMMEDIATELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth.

Video - How to Brush your Teeth

TIPS FOR HEALTHY TEETH