Q. Why are baby teeth important for my child?
A. Baby teeth play a crucial role in speech development, proper chewing, and guiding the eruption of permanent teeth.
Q. What should I do if my child has a toothache?
A. Rinse the affected area with warm salt water, apply a cold compress if there is swelling, provide acetaminophen for pain relief, and schedule a dental appointment promptly.
Q.How do dental sealants work?
A. Dental sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth to fill in crevices and prevent food particles from getting trapped, reducing the risk of cavities. They offer long-lasting protection.
Q. How can I ensure my child gets enough fluoride?
A. Consult with your family dentist to evaluate the fluoride level in your child’s primary drinking water source. If necessary, fluoride supplements may be recommended.
Q.How can I protect my teeth during sporting events?
A. Use soft plastic mouthguards to safeguard teeth, lips, cheeks, and gums from sports-related injuries. Custom-fitted mouthguards provide optimal protection.
Q. Are dental X-rays safe?
A. Dental X-rays are safe, with minimal radiation exposure. Family dentists take precautions such as using lead aprons and high-speed film. Digital X-rays further reduce radiation by up to 90%.
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