The American Association of
Orthodontists (AAO) suggests that your child be tested by a 7-year-old
orthodontist. Therefore, the developmental milestone would be the complete
eruption of the first four adult molars. They erupt behind the baby’s teeth
(primary second molars) and NO teeth are damaged in the dental arches because
of their growth and eruption. Early detection of any orthodontic problems is
important in order to take early corrective action and avoid more difficult
At Kids Smiles we know, a happy smile always needs more. For some kids, orthodontics is a significant step towards a healthy smile lifetime. Kids Smiles has partnered with Dr. Meenu Giri Orthodontics to ensure the highest quality pediatric dental care in the region of Fremont Bay. Dr Meenu Giri Orthodontics is the combined practice of DR. Meenu Giri, Family Dentistry,and her team for the best Invisalign providers in the world.
At age 7, your child has enough
permanent teeth to assess whether or not a problem is emerging. Like most life
problems, if they are found early, orthodontic problems can be easier to
correct. Understanding that early detection of orthodontic issues does not
necessarily require intervention is vital for parents, but if early treatment
is needed, our combined teams may be able to achieve outcomes that may not be
as easy when your child’s face and jaws have grown.
To mention only a few oral
disorders, orthodontic surgery will correct protruding teeth, crossbites,
crowding, tooth spacing, jaw alignment, and airway deficiencies. In some cases,
our orthodontic consultants will use orthodontic devices such as palatal
expanders to extend the upper jaw to create more space for the adult teeth to
complete the eruption.
The Kids Smiles team and Dr. Meenu Giri Orthodontic team are both working to provide each child with a tailor-made experience in an atmosphere specially designed for kids and early teens. We treat your children with respect and in appropriate, child-friendly terms clarify every step of their dental care.
Request an appointment with Kids Smiles by using our online form. If you also want to inquire about orthodontics, please mention that in the comment section of the form.
Most little monsters after trick-or-treatment would bring home a frightening bag of candy, so it’s not shocking that almost 1 in 5 Illinois parents say Halloween is one of the toughest times to get their kids to maintain good oral health habits. But don’t get afraid, DR. Meenu Giri, Family Dentistry provides some tips and top therapies for parents to keep the little teeth of children safe from sugar nightmares.
“Sugary products aren’t ideal for teeth, but some are better than others,” DR. Meenu Giri, Family Dentistry said. “Candy that easily melts and dissolves is less harmful to the teeth of children. Sweets that expose teeth to sugar longer give bacteria more time to feed and develop acid that causes cavity.
If there is an alternative, candy
and gum sugar-free are obvious top choices. Also, chocolate without sticky
fillings is a better choice than other sweets, particularly dark chocolate that
is lower in sugar than milk or white chocolate. Chocolate dissolves rapidly and
is not sticky, reducing the amount of time the chocolate stays in contact with
teeth. Chewy and hard candies, such as caramels, gummies, jawbreakers and
lollipops, are the worst remedies for teeth, because they are likely to spend
longer time exposing teeth to sugar.
trick-or-treat, prepare a nutritious and filling meal so children are less
likely to snack on sweets.
the amount of chewy or hard sweets you eat. When necessary, delete from the
stash of your kid the hard and chewy candies. Hard candies are hard on the
teeth because for an extended period of time they appear to be sucked on at a
leisurely pace. Chewy, sticky solutions are unhealthy because they are high in
sugar, spend a long time sticking to the teeth and make it harder for saliva to
offer meals to the sweets. Enjoying sweets with a meal is better because the
production of saliva is growing and cavity-causing sugar and bacteria are
washed away. Remember not to let kids snack on candy all day long.
a regimen for oral health following diagnosis. Since eating candy to wash away
sugar, children’s teeth should be cleaned or at least rinsed with water. Make
sure your children’s teeth are brushed for two minutes each time at least twice
a day with fluoridated toothpaste and flossed once a day. And daily visits
should be taken to the dentist.
Give a treat that is not candy. Let children enjoy a treat or two and then trade for a toy in their remaining candy. Leftover treatments can be donated to troops or a buy-back program for local dentists. You might also consider distributing to neighborhood kids candy alternatives such as fruit, money or small toys.