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Should I take my 6 years old baby to a dental hygienist to clean her teeth ?

Hi, my daughter is 6 years old, should she go to a dental hygienist to clean her teeth ? or just brush
Asked On : Thu, 14 Apr 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
hello there ,

Oral propylaxis or cleaning of the teeth and gums can be done at any age .

age is not a criteria at all to decide for teeth cleaning infact childrens need professional cleaning of the teeth as they are more prone to get dental caries and other gums problems like gingivitis.

childrens have improper brushing techniques , improper food habits which may invite dental problems like dental decay and accumulation of bacterial plaque and calculus that leads to gingivitis .

so i would suggest you to go for professional cleaning of teeth for your childrens every 6 months by a dentist.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Yes.. please don't hesitate. If you feel her teeth are dirty, get them examined & cleaned. Ask your dental hygienist to give her proper oral hygiene instructions.
Answered: Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

I would definitely suggest you to visit pedodontist(dentist for child patients),not to clean her teeth but for a dental check up.

There, your child will be taught brushing technique and if required your pedodontist will suggest mild cleaning there,rest she should learn and continue brushing on her own at home.
Hope this helps.

Thanks.

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 11 Jul 2013
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Himanshu Govil's  Response
Hello,

Firstly, routine dental check up should be done every 3-6 months depending on different scenarios.
So, you should definitely go to get your daughter checked by your dentist/hygienist.
He/She will accordingly decide the requirement of dental cleaning.
Routinely, one should get his/her teeth cleaning/scaling done every 6 months - 1 yr. period.
Also request your dentist/hygienist to give instructions to your daughter.

Hope this helps.

With Regards,

Dr. Himanshu Govil
Gurgaon
Answered: Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Hello,
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

In addition to teaching your children the importance of regular brushing and flossing, routine visits to the dentist and a healthy diet, it is important that you set a good example by also practicing good dental hygiene.

If you feel that her teeth are dirty, then of course you should visit your dentist and get it cleaned.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
Regards
Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Usually at the age of 6 years,brushing teeth will be sufficient if she cleans her teeth in a proper method .

If there is plaque accumulation due to improper oral hygiene,get her teeth cleaned by a dentist.

Use soft bristled toothbrush and clean your teeth involving all aspects of teeth.

Use chlorhexidine mouthrinses to gargle.

Maintain oral care.

Rinse your mouth after every meals.

Take care.
Answered: Tue, 16 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Asif Ahmed's  Response
hello,
thanks for raising this query
definitely you can take your child to get her teeth cleaned,but also visit to a pedodontist every 6 months;as its mixed dentition period you should take care of her dental health more utmost attention.
Answered: Tue, 16 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Vishal Jain's  Response
Hi,

Age is not at all the criteria for the cleaning of the teeth.
you can take your daughter to get her teeth cleaned.

Tell your hygienist to teach her the proper brushing method and motivate her to brush twice daily.

Thanks,
Dr. Vishal jain.
Answered: Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gaurav Pratap Singh's  Response
Hi
if teeth are dirty go for scaling and trained daughter for proper brushing.
if hygine is good then go for regular checkup
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Latif's  Response
TEETH CLEANING IS NOT BAD IF CLEANING IS REQUIRED IN ACTUAL MEANING. BUT ONE IMPORTANT ISSUE MUST BE KEPT IN MIND THAT CLEANING IN SUCH EARLY AGES RESULTS IN GENERALIZED SENSITIVITY WHICH IS MISERABLE FOR KIDS .
Answered: Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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Dentist Dr. Sushant Benjamin's  Response
Yes, please, if you think that your daughter's teeth are in need of getting cleaned, then please do get them cleaned... Also, the earlier she starts with dental procedures, the less scared of them she will be as she grows up, & a scaling would be ideal procedure, so do not hesitate if it is needed...!
Answered: Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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Dentist Dr. M Hasan's  Response
hi
you must visit the dentist or dental hygienist...and let the Doctor decide that cleaning is require or not...if yes than there is defrent way of cleaning in kids , he may choose manual method or with ultrasonic scalars...
Answered: Mon, 9 Apr 2012
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

There is definetly no harm in going for scaling and polishing of your daughter ,
Go for a checkup of your child and if there is presence of plague calculus you can go for scaling.

Ask the dentist to give proper instructions to the child.
Ideally you should go for her teeth cleaning every six month or year,

Hope this helps out.

Regards..
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Vidhya. V's  Response
Initially teach her how to brush her tooth .. once in a 15 days have a look at your baby's teeth and if you see any deposits or dark spots (caries) on the teeth take her to dentist . If she is not brushing properly by her own , get her some flavoured paste available for kids , that may help .
Answered: Fri, 18 Nov 2011
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Dentist Dr. E. Bharathikannan's  Response
hello,
if calculus present can take to a dentist and get a scalling done.. brushing should be done twice daily.. and periodical checkup once in 6 months will also help maintaining the oral hygiene. take care..
Answered: Thu, 1 Dec 2011
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. B. M. Rana's  Response
Hello,get a yery soft brush for your kid and teach your child how to brush properly before going to bed in the night instead of doing in the morning and make it her habit and ask her to gargle after every meal that will prevent deposition on the tooth surface but if you find any soft or hard deposits on teeth then consult dentist
Thanks and good wishes for your sweet doll
Answered: Wed, 12 Oct 2011
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Dentist Dr. Jyoti Luthra's  Response
using a baby brush you can clean your baby's teeth. first teach her how to brush teeth and then let her brush on her own. Initially you only do her brushing. If you find some deposits in her teeth then you should go to hygienist.
Answered: Thu, 14 Apr 2011
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