Kids Dentistry

Kids Dentistry is a very delicate process and it has to be done under utmost care and attention. Moreover, the crux of the task revolves around getting the kids to believe that there is absolutely nothing scary about consulting a kids’ dentist. Over the years, it has been discovered time and again that the kids fall in the most vulnerable group so far as the risk of dental diseases go. A kids’ dentist not only diagnoses the dental ailments but also helps the tender children to get over their fear of dentists which is often generated by their parents. As mentioned earlier, the focus should on the positives and a child needs to be explained about the importance of cultivating proper oral care and how it is going to benefit them once they attain the age when the adult tooth erupts as replacement for kids’ teeth.

Fluoride fillings are one of the most effectual treatments available for successful prevention tooth decay. Additionally, the spreading of tooth decay is significantly limited with fluoride fillings. Although, it is an occurring mineral found in foods and drinks, such as fish and tea, it can also be synthesized (manufactured). Synthetic fluoride is used in toothpastes; this acts as the source of providing from daily-required fluoride quantities. Children and adults must give brushing teeth with fluoride paste on a daily basis alike. In addition, consumption of water in ample amount should also be earmarked as it contains fluoride in it in the recommended quantities. Failure to follow these basic health advisory calls for fluoride fillings to be done so as to provide the required fluoride amounts to your teeth on a daily basis.
Fluoride filling ensures that the tooth is protected from the acidic reactions caused by sour food and wards off the risks of tooth decay. It reduces the ability of plaque bacteria to produce acid and enhances the repair (re-mineralization) of enamel. This way, the patient’s teeth are protected for an extended period of time if the fluoride fillings are done on a timely basis.
If your dental caries is in its early stages, your dentist may be able to repair the decay by using a concentrated fluoride gel, varnish or paste. The usage of the fluoride component material depends on the requirement and case of the patient. There are several factors, which are associated with the success of the fluoride fillings in the children as well as adults. These include the constituents of the restorative fluoride materials, amount of the tooth structure left as well as the location of the respective tooth in the patient’s mouth.
Several patients rule out the necessity of having fluoride fillings in their teeth. They are one of the top options for preventing your teeth from future dental problems thereby increasing the dental health in your mouth. So, if your dentist suggests you to go for the fluoride fillings, then you should go ahead with the process of fluoride fillings for your restorative treatment. Most of the dental fluoride fillings consist of the aesthetic features, so you can trust on the fillings for your mental satisfaction regarding how your teeth will look after few months or years. Not only do we aim to provide demineralization protection to your teeth but also ensure that the teeth look natural for an appreciable period.


Fluoride Application by gels/foam is a highly concentrated form of fluoride, which is applied to the tooth’s surface, by a dentist, dental hygienist or other health care professional. It is a form of topical fluoride therapy. It is not a permanent treatment but due to its solderingproperties, it is able to stay in contact with the tooth surface for several hours. It may be applied to the enamel, dentin or cementum of the tooth and can be used to help prevent decay, and to treat dentin hypersensitivity. Fluoride applications are also executed to re-mineralize the tooth surface

  • Fluoride varnishes are available in different flavors, which can be advantageous when treating kidsand adolescents.
  • Fluoride trays filled with fluoride foam.
  • Its application is quick and easy.
  • Due to the small amounts used and the rapid setting time, only a small or negligible amount of fluoride is ingested.
  • Application requires less equipment and it can be applied in settings where a dental operatory is not available.
  • It has a sticky consistency, which helps it to bind with the tooth’s surface thereby allowing the fluoride to stay in contact with the tooth.
  • Based on published findings, professionally applied fluoride varnish does not come along with a risk factor for dental fluorosis, even in children under the age of 6. This is due to the reduction in the amount of fluoride, which may potentially be swallowed during the fluoride treatment because of the small quantities, used for the adherence of the varnish to the teeth.

According to the published findings, professionally applied fluoride varnish does not appear to be a risk factor for dental fluorosis, even in children under the age of six. This is because of the reduction in the amount of fluoride, which may also be swallowed during the fluoride treatment. The small quantities of dental fluorides used and the adherence of the varnish to the teeth are of great benefit for the individuals with the probability of dental caries. So, it is necessary to take proper care from time to time to avoid such cases of dental fluorosis in the sooner or later years.
Nowadays, there are different types of fluoride application methods, which are now utilized successfully based on the dental status of the patients. You can choose from the available methods and get the best fluoride application done for you. At Center of Dental Excellence in Venkateshwar Hospital, we ensure that patient’s oral hygiene, and dental status is enhanced with the help of the timely and quality dental treatments.

Some children can get daunted when they see the dentist. As a result, they may become restless due to fright and may not relax or sit still long enough to receive treatment.
In the event of such cases, the dentist may suggest giving these children a form of medicine that can help them to relax and/or become sleepy. This medicineis called “conscious sedation.” Using conscious sedation may allow a child to become more relaxed. But the child will be able to respond to vocal communication or stimulation and will maintain his or her protective reflexes. Conscious sedation may be used when a child requires an elaborate dental treatment or has special needs. Your dentist can recommend the type of conscious sedation, whichmay be best for your child. Conscious sedation may be given in several ways, including:

  • Inhaling a gas
  • Receiving medicine through a shot (injection)
  • Receiving medicine through a vein (intravenously)

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is also known as laughing gas. It is often used for children who are mildly or moderately anxious or nervous. It eases their fears so that they can relax. This helps them to receive treatment in a comfortable and safe manner.
Nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and delivered through a small mask over the nose. Your child will be asked to breathe through the nose and not through the mouth. As the gas begins to work, the child usually will become less agitated and nervous.
Sometimes young children may reject wearing the mask. In such cases, nitrous oxide may not be the right type of sedation for them. In addition, nitrous oxide can sometimes make a child feel nauseous. Before a dental visit and usage of this form of conscious sedation, it is best to feed your child only liquids or a light meal a few hours beforehand. Also, if your child is clogged up or has trouble breathing through the nose on the day of treatment, nitrous oxide may be less effective.
You may need to carry your child home after sedation. Your dentist would also discuss about how your child will be monitored during sedation. You will need to stay for a short time after dental treatment has been completed. During this time, your child will be under observance. The dental staff will make sure recovery is complete and look out for any problems.