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“Open wide and say ‘Aah’. This won’t hurt, I promise.”

How many of us have heard those words and shied away from visiting a dentist? Too many of us, I am afraid. Yet, we rarely make the effort to take care of that smile that we proudly flash at friends and strangers alike. It’s probably why we face issues such as root canals, impacted wisdom teeth and dental treatments with some amount of anxiety in our adult years. 

I remember my dreadful fall last March which necessitated an emergency visit to the dentist, a family doctor whom I trusted to do the right thing. Within minutes, he had diagnosed the intensity of the impact on my teeth, done an emergency procedure to reduce the pain and recommended a root canal a week after the incident. I still think of him with gratitude today when I take a bite into a pizza!

It takes a certain amount of comfort with a doctor for us to put ourselves in their hands with complete faith. With kids, it can be even more challenging, especially when it comes to dentists, to get them to let down their guard. Fortunately, dentists for children in Bangalore are now becoming much sought after for their expertise.

One of the first doctors that we encounter are our children’s pediatricians, who go out of their way to assuage our concerns regarding weight gain, physical growth, vaccinations and more. Kids are naturally wary of doctors, what with the idea of  injections and the examining table. My daughter’s pediatrician  was such a lovely person. He would give my daughter her booster shot and then, with all solemnity, give a shot to her doll as well. She would coo to it and pacify the doll after the ‘injection’. If you have a pediatrician with such a comforting bedside manner, your child will look forward to meeting with that doctor regularly.

A dental specialist in Bangalore is now becoming a necessary part of our  address books, since dental care and hygiene are an integral part of children’s growth and something which must not be neglected as they grow older. Finding doctors in Bangalore can be made simpler if you know what it is that you are looking for in a doctor. 

In my daughter’s school, there is an annual health check-up with evaluation of eyesight, height, weight, cardiovascular activity and dental health topping the list. The pediatric dentist who visits the school ensures a thorough review where she checks each child’s teeth for cavities, incoming permanent teeth, their height, the colour and asks pertinent questions about the daily dental regime.

These dentists are particularly skilled in putting children at ease while simultaneously fixing misaligned teeth, setting crooked teeth right, removing plaque, treating dental decay or fitting braces to keep that smile a comfortable one.

One way to ensure that your kids are comfortable in the dentist’s chair is by identifying a dentist for kids in Bangalore, based on reviews, both from online forums and word-of-mouth advice. I usually trust first-person reviews closely followed by a series of good testimonials online. 

 We need to start taking care of that smile or at least get our kids to do it without worry for the years to come. A smile is the first thing you see and the last thing you remember about a person. Let’s make sure it’s a memorable one.

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Hi there! I'm Shailaja Vishwanath, a blogger with 12 years of blogging experience and a parent to a teen. I work as a digital marketing and social media consultant. From positive parenting tips to useful productivity hacks, social media advice to blogging advice, you'll find them all right here. Welcome to my blog.

15 Comments · March 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm

I worry more about my smile not lasting for my son 😛
Interesting post, Shy. That reminds me – I need to find a dental specialist for my son's chipped tooth 🙂

Shailaja V · March 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Ha ha, I know what you mean. After that dentist visit last year, I make sure I take better care of my teeth. I had a great doctor, but the sound of those drills can be a bit scary, nonetheless. Just glad that there are more options for kids nowadays!

Aparna · March 27, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Nice one Shailaja! I have been looking for a dentist who's good with kids, I'll definitely be going through those lists :).

KParthasarathi · March 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm

I see in US dental check up for children and adults are very regular and flaws as a result are corrected at right time.As in your daughter's school,I wish all schools arrange for an annual check up by doctors of their teeth,eyes and hearing.

swati bassi · March 27, 2015 at 6:53 pm

You rightly mentioned that dental hygiene is integral part of growth.
My five years old niece has completely spoiled her milk teeth due to an early habit of eating junk food, cold drink etc. Regular rounds to the dental clinic has become like a daily routine now.
Early detection of any arising or existing problem is very important.

sulekkha · March 27, 2015 at 7:37 pm

I remember when I was in class 5, the new toothpaste brand, Signal had come into the market and we had been given a tube each in school. It remains the highlight of my school going years 🙂 I have been postponing my trip to the dentist for a while now, must go soon 🙂

Rajlakshmi · March 28, 2015 at 9:58 am

It's no denying that taking care of teeth at an early age is extremely important. Brushing twice, flossing, taking care of gums… helps a lot at later stage.

Shilpa Garg · March 28, 2015 at 2:33 pm

While, I have not visited a dentist for my teeth as yet, but have been doing the rounds for my son. After consulting 3-4 dentists, we have now settled on one as “AG's dentist”. He is the best in every way. And we found him through a referral!

Shailaja V · March 29, 2015 at 2:32 pm

I have heard some good things about the ones in Indranagar, Aparna. May be a bit far but worth it if it is not too frequent a visit.

Shailaja V · March 29, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Very true, KP. I wish dental health becomes a more pressing concern for kids and adults alike.

Shailaja V · March 29, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Oh dear, that is terrible to know! I just hope something can be done about her teeth. At home I limit junk food to once in two weeks and even otherwise, I ensure that she brushes twice daily.

Shailaja V · March 29, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Oh Sulekha! You reminded me of my grade 1 when we were given four tubes of Colgate 😀 Such memories!

Shailaja V · March 29, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Absolutely! Something that I insist on my daughter doing regularly too 🙂

Shailaja V · March 29, 2015 at 6:46 pm

That's really good, isn't it, Shilpa? To find someone reliable and good at their profession is something we all hope for. So glad you found someone like that!

dental clinic in san jose · June 19, 2018 at 11:16 am

For child treatment, patience and the child-friendly nature is mandatory for child doctor.

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