What does a pediatrician do?
Pediatricians are the child specialist who looks after the physical & mental health of your child. They are trained to diagnose and treat childhood illnesses, from minor health problems to serious diseases.
How often do my kids need a check-up?
If your child is suffering from any kind of illness then you should give a visit to your pediatrician as per his/her instructions. In general, after the first year, you can visit a pediatrician once or twice a year for an evaluation of your baby’s health.
The recommended schedule is as follows soon after the birth of a baby: Newborn, 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 2 years. From 2 years through 18 years, we recommend yearly visits.
Which is the first vaccine given to babies right after birth?
What is child immunization?
Why is vaccination/immunization important?
Vaccination/immunization helps to save your child’s life. Earlier the disease that killed thousands and lakhs of children, have been now eliminated completely. Vaccines are only given to children after a long and careful review by scientists, doctors, and healthcare professionals. These are essential for protecting children against infectious diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, and whooping cough. A vaccinated body has a better immune system in which the body develops infection-fighting antibodies to protect them from contracting the targeted disease if they are exposed to it later in life.
• Vaccine against Diphtheria-Tetanus-Whooping cough + Haemophilus influenzae type B + Polio
• Vaccine against pneumococcus bacteria
• Vaccine against Hepatitis B.
Why should I go to the dentist regularly?
A regular dental check is important because it keeps you aware of your oral health. Every 6 months you should visit your dentist. While you think to save money, you often have to end up paying extra for the treatment later on- for the fact-‘Prevention is better than cure’. Many dental problems do not have symptoms initially. Diagnosing and treating dental problems at an early stage can save time, money, and often unnecessary discomfort.
Why should I floss, isn't brushing enough?
Brushing is not just enough. Although ads claim that the brush cleans at 360 degrees, most of the food particles or plaque do not get wash away. Flossing helps remove plaque, food build-up between the teeth, reduce the risk of gingivitis, gum disease, and reduce the risk of tooth decay.
How can I get my kids to brush their teeth?
The best way to get your kids to brush their teeth is to make it fun. Participate with them during brushing. Childs often imitate people around them. If your children see you brushing your teeth, they will follow the same. Or you may also ask your dentist for some better tricks as they have to deal with patients who find it difficult to get their children into this habit.
How can I prevent cavities?
Brush gently for at least two to three minutes because it takes time to kill bacteria that destroy enamels. Brush every morning before you eat or drink anything and every night before sleep. Rinse your mouth every time you eat. Always use good quality toothpaste. Keep giving regular visits to your dentist to avoid any major problems later on.
Why does the dentist take X-rays?
Many diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues are not visible when the dentist examines the mouth. The x-ray image of your teeth helps your dentist to evaluate your oral health. X-rays enable your dentist to look past the tissue of your mouth, such as your gums, and into the deeper areas of your teeth and jaw bone. These x-rays are used with a low level of radiation that does not cause any harm to your teeth.