Childrens Dentistry

At Zen House Dental, we believe that a positive dental experience in childhood sets the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. We’re here to ensure your child’s smile remains bright and healthy.

WHY IS IT IMPORTAnT FOR CHILDREN TO HAVE REGULaR CHeCK-UPS?

Early Prevention

We emphasise the significance of preventive care. Regular check-ups and cleanings from an early age can help prevent dental issues and ensure your child’s teeth and gums are healthy as they grow.

Education and Guidance

We believe in empowering both parents and children with the knowledge and tools needed for excellent oral health. Our team offers guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques and provides dietary advice to promote healthy teeth.

Early Detection and Intervention

Dental problems can develop quickly in children. By bringing your child to Zen House Dental, we can detect issues like cavities, misalignment, or orthodontic concerns early, which can lead to more effective treatment.

WHY CHooSE US?

Experienced Team

Our experienced dentists are trained to meet the unique dental needs of children, from infants to teenagers. They understand the importance of gentle and compassionate care to ensure your child feels comfortable during their visits.

Relaxing Environment

At Zen House Dental, we’ve designed our practice to create a relaxing atmosphere for children. From child-friendly decor to a friendly staff, we strive to make each visit an enjoyable experience.

Building Trust

We aim to build a trusting relationship with your child to eliminate fear or anxiety associated with dental visits. Our gentle approach helps children feel comfortable and safe during their appointments.

Comprehensive Services

en Dental offers a wide range of dental services, including fillings, orthodontic consultations, and even dental sealants to protect young teeth from cavities.

FReQuently Asked Questions

Children should use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a tiny head, preferably one created specifically for them. Plaque-causing bacteria can be removed by brushing at least once a day, preferably before bed.

It’s generally recommended that a child should see the dentist for the first time within six months after their first tooth appears, but no later than their first birthday. Early visits can help detect any early stages of tooth decay and help the child become comfortable with dental check-ups.
Yes, thumb sucking can potentially damage your child’s teeth. If the habit continues over a long period of time, especially once the permanent teeth have come in, it can affect the alignment of the teeth and the shape of the mouth, possibly leading to issues like an overbite. It’s generally recommended to help children break this habit by age 3 or before the permanent teeth start to appear.
No, this is typically not a reason for alarm. It’s quite common for children’s primary (baby) teeth to have spaces between them. In fact, some spacing is actually beneficial as it can provide adequate room for the larger permanent teeth to erupt in the future. However, if you have any concerns about your child’s dental development, it’s always a good idea to consult with a pediatric dentist.

During the teething period, your child may experience discomfort due to sore and tender gums. Here are some ways you can help:

  1. Gently rub your child’s gums with a clean finger, a small cool spoon, or a moist gauze pad to provide some relief.

  2. Provide a clean teething ring for your child to chew on. Make sure it’s solid, as liquid-filled teething rings may break.

  3. If your child is eating solid foods, offer them chilled (not frozen) fruit or vegetables to help soothe their gums.

  4. Over-the-counter remedies can also be used to relieve pain, but always consult with a healthcare professional before administering these.

Remember, teething can cause increased drooling, so keep a clean cloth handy to dry your child’s chin and prevent skin irritation. If your child seems unusually uncomfortable, it’s always a good idea to consult with a pediatric dentist or your pediatrician.

If your child’s permanent tooth is knocked out, take the following steps:

  1. Find the tooth and hold it by the crown (the part that is usually exposed in the mouth), not the root.

  2. Rinse the tooth gently with clean water, but do not scrub it or use soap.

  3. If possible, try to reinsert the tooth back into its socket, making sure it’s facing the right way. Have your child hold it in place by biting down on a clean cloth or gauze.

  4. If you can’t reinsert the tooth, keep it moist by placing it in a clean container with milk, or in an emergency tooth preservation kit if one is available.

  5. Go to a dentist immediately. Time is critical for saving the tooth, ideally within an hour of the accident.

Remember, this advice is for permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is knocked out, it should not be replanted because of the potential for damage to the developing permanent tooth. In either case, contact a dentist as soon as possible.

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