In General, The AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) commendations to help pediatric dentists to make decisions regarding restorative dentistry, including when it is necessary to treat with the appropriate restorative materials and techniques are for dentistry in children and adolescents.
Primary teeth risks are more susceptible to restoration failures than later or permanent teeth whereas one needs to consider the length of time left prior to tooth extraction and before primary teeth restoration.
The benefits of Restorative Dentistry include:
- removing cavitation or defects to remove areas that are prone to caries
- stopping the development of tooth demineralization
- restoring the uprightness of tooth structure
- spreading of infection prevention into the dental pulp
- shifting of teeth prevention due to loss of tooth structure
The risks of Restorative Dentistry include:
- longevity of teeth assurance is less
- teeth are more susceptible to fracture
- recurrent lesions
- restoration failure
- pulp experience during caries excavation
- future pulpal complications
- iatrogenic damage to adjacent teeth
Now, you must be thinking about the main factors which affects choosing restorative materials???...
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Let’s see plethora of factors affect choosing restorative.
Main factors affect choosing restorative materials
- Patient Age
- Carries Risk
- Child Cooperation
- Material Types
- Tooth Type
Again, you might have a question “What can be easy for your child to handle?” ….. Nice we are on the same pitch. Usually, child can handle,
Rubber Dam isolation
Length of attention span
In the next blog, you will find the types of Restorative Materials used in Restorative & Cosmetic Pediatric Dentistry.
Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry is “Teeth Prevention” to restore the health of teeth. It also includes the repair or replacement of damaged or defective teeth. The treatment is done while your child is awake and sometimes local anesthetic is given to him/her so that child respond to treatment very well.
It is not long procedure. Restorative and Cosmetic treatment hardly takes 40 to 45 minutes. All depends on child cooperation sometimes sedation is also required due to unusual child behaviour.
Most parents do not floss their children’s teeth at all. Parents who don’t consider flossing is one of the best dental hygiene routines – After reading this blog, they do flossing and never miss the routine. It is more helpful than toothbrushes especially under the gums where they can’t reach.
We all could be better at flossing as it is a very important oral hygiene habit. Flossing is as important as brushing especially for children’s teeth. It cleans teeth and dislodges stuck food between your teeth and gums. Basically, it is one of the best steps to keeping gums healthy. To do flossing, we can use a simple thin cord of filaments which is very soft to remove food after eating.
Dental Floss is mainly recommended by Dentists. It is easily available on nearby Chemists. For proper dental flossing, parents need to learn the technique from their kids’ Pediatric Dentists so that they do flossing accurately and do not hurt gums.
Why Should Parents Use Dental Floss
Sometimes people find floss hard to use so don’t be aggressive with the floss. It may hurt gums and teeth. If you are doing it the first time then go to see your kid’s Dentist and learn the way of flossing. Your Dentist will advise you the best dental floss for your child.
Along with yourself, you can also teach your child about flossing actions in early ages. You can take help of your child teddies to make them learn about flossing so that they can easily understand gentle scraping of the tooth from the top down and practice on them.
Here are the few dental floss steps. By practicing it you can grip your hands on flossing.
- Take 18 inches of floss.
- Most of the floss round it on middle fingers equally
- Now hold the floss tightly between your thumbs and forefingers.
- Start scraping gentle between your teeth
- Hold the floss tightly against the tooth
- When the floss reaches the gum line, curve it into a C shape against one tooth
- Do not forget to rub the sides of the tooth and back side of your last tooth
Once you are done with flossing, throw the used floss in the dustbin immediately rinse your mouth so that bacteria couldn’t leave behind.
So it is as easy as tooth brushing and most important for a kid's mouth health.
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