General health and dental health go hand-in-hand and both are critical for your son or daughter’s full participation in school, sports and social activity. Dental problems common among older kids and teens can lead to speech problems as well as decay and gum disease that’s severe enough to cause the loss of permanent teeth. Regular visits to the dentist are critical.
Why is Professional Dental Care Important?
Teenagers and older children often pay inadequate attention to oral hygiene. Regular professional care is necessary to correct any existing or developing dental problems and prevent future problems.
The overall caries rate is highest during adolescence. This is because teenagers typically choose foods that cause tooth decay and gum disease and because they often do not care for their teeth as well as they should.
Poor dental care can cause severe gum disease. If not treated in time, this can cause the loss of permanent teeth.
Crooked or crowded teeth can affect your child’s speech.
Crooked/crowded teeth can affect the ability to chew and can even cause malnutrition in serious cases of misaligned teeth.
Front teeth that are placed forward are especially prone to fracture caused by playground accidents or contact sports.
Crooked teeth affect the look of one’s smile and can lead to a lack of confidence, particularly during adolescence, when teens are more conscious of their appearance.
Over time, poor oral hygiene causes bad breath that cannot be addressed by brushing alone.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children and adolescents be educated and motivated to take proper care of their teeth by brushing and flossing regularly. Regular visits to the dentist for professional plaque removal are just as important.
Which Solutions Are Available?
Dental sealants help prevent cavities. A sealant is a plastic material applied where decay occurs most often.
Traditional braces – available in ceramic or in metal with silver or colored modules (the latex rings that hold the wires in place).
Self-ligating braces – available in ceramic or metal; latex rings are not needed to hold the wires in place.
Lingual braces – invisible, as they are placed behind the teeth; available in ceramic or metal.
Aligners – a transparent plastic sheath that fits over the teeth and repositions them; Clove offers U.S. FDA-approved ClearPath aligners.
Space maintainers hold the space for a permanent tooth after the premature loss of a milk tooth.
Expansion plates expand the arch of the mouth to create more space for crowded teeth.
Headgears and twin blocks guide the development of the jaws or teeth if they are not properly aligned.
Why Visit Clove?
A team of experienced general and pediatric dentists and orthodontists from India’s best dental institutions
Clinics throughout North India, open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, even on weekends
The highest standards for clinical hygiene and safety, as set by the Indian Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Imported dental equipment, tools and materials from globally respected suppliers to ensure world-class care
The Clove Dental Pain-management Regimen™ for treatment with minimal pain