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Pediatric Dentistry: Dental Care for Children and Infants In Port Harcourt

At 3-J Dental Clinic, we know that children’s oral health matters just as much now as it will in their adult years. Establishing healthy routines from an early age will not only pave the way for proper oral development, it will help your children grow into strong, healthy, confident adults.

Pediatric Dentistry: Dental Care for Children and Infants In Port Harcourt
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Baby-To-Child Dental Checklist

Some babies are born with neonatal teeth (teeth that develop in the first month) that require dental hygiene or a visit to the dentist for their removal. 


At least one baby tooth erupts by six months of age. And, yes, it requires cleaning.

From six months to 24 months, children begin teething in earnest, indicated by irritability, biting on objects, drooling and ear pulling. 


As a parent, you can help teething progress by using strategies such as massaging your child’s gums, offering a chilled teething ring or cold, wet washcloth and asking your dentist for a teething ointment recommendation.


By three years of age, most if not all baby teeth have erupted. Soon after four years, spaces for permanent teeth begin to appear as the jaw, supporting bone structure and facial bones begin to grow.


 From six to 12, it is typical for your child to have both baby teeth and permanent teeth in their mouth.

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5 Benefits Of Good Oral Health In Children

Dental needs of children are very different from adults. Not only a pediatric dentist has the right qualification and training to treat children, but they also have additional years of training which allows them to meet the specific needs of those children.


Helping children addressing their oral hygiene issues is not only a smart health-related decision, but it can also save money for the parents as well.

1. Dental Care for Kids Prevents Disease

You might think that taking care of your child’s baby teeth doesn’t matter much, since they’re just going to fall out anyway. But when it comes to kids’ dental care, it’s all about stopping oral health issues before they start.

 

Just like you brush and floss your teeth to keep plaque and disease at bay, your children will benefit from preventive measures too.

 

 

It’s important to develop at-home oral health routines for kids as soon as possible, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily and visiting your Port Harcourt pediatric dentist regularly.

 

Taking good care of young, developing teeth will reduce plaque, prevent gum disease and tooth decay, and improve your child’s overall health.

 

This will mean fewer sick days and time off from school, less time dealing with discomfort from cavities, and more days doing what they do best: being a kid.

2. Proper Oral Hygiene Supports Healthy Tooth Development

Children’s teeth have very different needs than adults’ do. While your mouth is fully developed, your child’s teeth, gums and jaw are still growing and changing every day. 

That’s why we always recommend that your child visits 3-J Dental Clinic in Port Harcourt, as early as their first birthday (and, of course, continue with routine visits throughout their lives!).

An experienced dentist like Dr. Barbara  can give your child the support they need throughout their oral development, starting from their very first tooth until their 18th birthday.

With their special training in kids’ oral health needs, the doctors at 3-J Dental Clinic in Port Harcourt have the knowledge and expertise to treat younger mouths, catch potential issues early on, and set your kiddos on the path to a beautiful smile.

3. Healthy Teeth Save Money

Children’s oral health care starts at home. The sooner you begin proper oral hygiene routines, the fewer dental appointments your child will need in the long run. 


As much as we love to see our little patients, the less often your child needs to visit the dentist chair, the better.


Your pediatric dentist is always there to help when issues arise, but corrective dentistry can be expensive. It can also cause your child discomfort and anxiety, so outside of routine check-ups, our hope is that your child won’t need any intervention.


Teeth-healthy habits are a win-win: your child (and your bank account!) will be healthier overall.

4. Children Thrive with Routines

Believe it or not, brushing and flossing regularly is about more than creating the foundation for a healthy smile. 


It also forms an important part of a child’s day-to-day routine, which is essential for their development.


Kids thrive when they have a routine, as it gives them a sense of security and stability. Whether they understand it yet or not, kids take comfort in repetition and knowing you’re there to go through the motions with them every day.


 Routines also teach your kiddos time management, responsibility and the importance of healthy habits. So create a fun routine for your kids’ oral health care and they’ll be well on their way to a lifetime of strong, healthy teeth.

5. Healthy Smiles Lead to Happy Kids

At the end of the day, you really can’t put a price on the confidence that a strong, healthy smile brings. Studies have shown that a healthy smile helps kids eat and talk better, which in turn improves their self-esteem.

 

 Dealing with oral health issues like tooth decay or bad breath, on the other hand, can cause embarrassment or reduce your child’s confidence.

 

It’s your job as a parent, and our job as your family care Dentists in Port Harcourt to give your child the tools and support they need to build a healthy, confident smile. After all, a healthy child is a happy child and that’s a win for all.

 

Ready to book your child’s next dental appointment or have questions about at-home oral health routines for kids? 3-J Dental Clinic Port Harcourt +234 807 155 7277.

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Happy Stories

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I went to 3-J dental clinic and was very happy with the work carried out on removing my loose crown which a dentist in.London could not and then 're-cementing back.in place. Everyone was very helpful and done an absolutely amazing job and my tooth is now stronger than ever. The cost is also very fair considering it was short notice as well I would definitely recommend for anyone needing a dentist in the P-Harcourt area. Thanks once again 3-J.
Steven Hadlow
I went in for a crown replacement, and the treatment I got all round was superb! Everyone was professional on all the right levels. The synergy between the doctors and nurses is worthy of high praise. I had four visits, and was treated with care and patience for each one. Awesome personalized service, well-equipped facility, skilled doctors and nurses, clean and happy environment! I definitely recommend!
-Ngozi Okoroafor
This is a fully furnished dental clinic. Located along the east west road, it can be easily accessed. Parking is not a problem. The reception is nice and cosy. The clinic offers professional dental care. They are fully equipped and have very experienced professionals. Customer service is also good. They offer Family dental care, Tooth fillings and repairs, Scaling & polishing, Teeth extraction, Surgical extractions,Teeth whitening, Root canal therapy,Veneers,Crowns, Bridges, Dentures ,etc. They are open during the week from 8am - 5pm, and on Saturdays: 8am - 2pm
-L Y N N “P O P E S”

How to Find Us

Address

PLOT 101 E - W Rd, Rumuodara 500102, Port Harcourt

Phone

+234 807 155 7277

Email

3jdentalclinicport@gmail.com

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