Dr. rutvi parikh

B.D.S (Consulting Dental Surgeon)

Dr. dhaval parikh

M.D.S (Pediatric Dental Surgeon)

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​​1. When should I schedule my child's first visit to the dentist?

We recommend that you make an appointment to see the dentist as soon as your child gets his first tooth. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children be seen by six months or after the eruption of their first tooth ,and no later than age one. The most important part of the visit is getting to know and becoming comfortable with the doctor and her staff. A pleasant, comfortable first visit builds trust and helps put the child at ease during future dental visits. The earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental problems.

2. How is a pediatric dentist different from other dentists?

Pediatric dentistry is a  dental specialty where the dentist has undergone an additional three years of  training beyond his/her dental school training. During training in the field of pediatric dentistry, your doctor gained extensive knowledge and experience in treating infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatric dentists enjoy working with children and bring to each patient expertise in childhood development and behavior. Because our office is geared toward young visitors, you'll find that our staff, as well as our office design, decorations, and activities all work together to provide an especially friendly and comfortable environment for children.

3. What happens during my child's first visit to the dentist?

The first visit is usually short and simple. In most cases, we focus on getting to know your child and giving you some basic information about dental care. Dr. Dhaval Parikh  will check your child's teeth for placement and health, and look for any potential problems with the gums and jaw. We will also answer any questions you have about how to care for your child's teeth as they develop, and provide you with materials containing helpful tips.

4. How can I prepare my child for his first dental appointment?

The best preparation for your child's first visit to our office is maintaining a positive attitude. Children pick up on adults' apprehensions and if you make negative comments about trips to the dentist, you can be sure that your child will fear an unpleasant experience and act accordingly. Show your child the pictures of the office and staff on the website. Let your child know that it's important to keep his teeth and gums healthy, and that the doctor will help him do that. Remember that your dentist is specially trained to handle fears and anxiety, and our staff excels at putting children at ease during treatment.

5. How often should my child visit the dentist?

We generally recommend scheduling checkups every six months. Depending on the circumstances of your child's oral health, we may recommend more frequent visits.

6. Why do baby teeth need special care?

 your child's first teeth play an important role in his development. While they're in place, these primary teeth help your little one speak, smile, and chew properly. They also hold space in the jaw for permanent teeth. If a child loses a tooth too early (due to damage or decay) nearby teeth may encroach on that space, which can result in irregular  or misplaced permanent teeth. Also, your child's general health  ( HEIGHT AND WEIGHT)  is affected by the oral health of the teeth and gums.

7. What's the best way to clean my baby's teeth?

Even before your baby's first tooth appears, we recommend you clean his gums after feedings with a damp, soft washcloth. As soon as his first tooth appears, you can start using a toothbrush. Choose a toothbrush with soft bristles and a small head. You can most likely find a toothbrush designed for infants at your medical store..

8. What to do for making teeth stronger?

teeth develop during pregnancy 9 month to first 3 year of child that time calcium play role for making teeth strong . after eruption of teeth no role of calcium for making teeth strong after eruption only flouride application make teeth strong and fight against cavities.so  indian academy of pediatric dentistry recommanded start professional  flouride application  from age 0f 3 year.

8. What Is A Dental Sealant?

A dental sealant is a plastic material (resin) applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth – the premolars and molars. The sealant bonds to the pits and grooves on the biting surfaces of those teeth, and helps protect them from getting cavities. It is recommended for both adults and children, and only takes a few minutes to apply.

9. What should I do if my child sucks his thumb/finger(s)?

A large majority of children suck their thumbs or fingers as infants, and most grow out of it by the age of four, without causing any permanent damage to teeth. If your child continues sucking after 4 years , or he sucks aggressively, let us know and we can check to see if any problems may arise from the habit.

10. My child plays sports. How can I protect his teeth?

Even children's sports involve contact, and we recommend mouthguards for children active in sports. If your little one plays baseball, soccer, or other sports, ask us about having a custom-fitted mouthguard made for protct teeth ,gums and supporting structures.

11. Do I stay with my child during treatment?

We are happy to have you sit with your child during the first examination. During future appointments, however, we kindly request that you allow your child to be accompanied by our staff during appointments. This helps us establish a closer relationship with your child and gain their trust and confidence. If you prefer, you are allowed to accompany your child to the treatment area during every appointment. For the safety of all of our patients, siblings and other children not being seen, should remain in the waiting room with a supervising adult.

12. is there any require to do root canal treatment in decidous teeth ?

yes its required because if cavity occurs in teeth that may cause pus formation and it cause damage to permanent teeth so to prevent damage to permanent teeth its require to do treatment in decidous teeth.


1. Why Is It Recommended To Come For A Check Up Every 6 Months?

 Well, you might be surprised to learn the extent of what really goes on during your regular check-up.we also check for many potential problems. Tooth decay, oral cancer and periodontal (gum) disease are just a few examples of problems that can have serious consequences if left undetected.
We recommend that our patients visit our office every 6 month to ensure their optimal oral health and to help avoid serious and costly problems in the future. In certain cases
Maintaining regular dental appointments isn’t just good for your teeth, it’s an important part of your overall health. ”

2. What will happen if the decay is left untreated in the initial stage?

The decay starts from the outer portion of the tooth called enamel, and if it is untreated here, it will progress to the subsequent layers dentin and pulp (where nerves and blood vessels are present)of the tooth.

3. Once the decay reaches the next layer what will happen?

Once the decay reaches the layer next to the enamel (dentin) you will have sensitivity, in such condition, the decayed portion can be removed and can be filled with special care using cements and other advanced materials.

4. If I have a painful tooth due to decay, what treatment has to be taken for that?

The tooth will starts to pain, only if the decay reaches the third layer of the tooth (pulp), which contains the nerve and blood supply. In such condition the tooth can be saved by a treatment called root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is the conservative procedure in which the decay and infection are removed from the tooth completely till the end of the root with special instruments. After removing the infection from the root canal, it is followed by filling of the canal by a special filling material ( gutta-percha).Is it necessary to go for a crown( capping of the tooth) after the root canal treatment?

Absolutely yes! It is necessary, after the root canal treatment the tooth will become non-vital and brittle so it will get fractured in long run, so root canal treatment has to followed by a crown.

5. I have bleeding from my gums during brushing what can be the reason?

There can be many reasons for bleeding of gums, the one common reason is deposition of calculus between the gums & teeth. treatment for any kind of gum problem is ULTRASONIC CLEANING [SCALING]


No absolutely not: scaling improves the strength health of the gums & it does not cause any damage to the tooth surface.

How often cleaning is necessary?

its recommanded to go for scaling every 6 month to prevent any damage to gums and teeth.

6. What Exactly Are Crowns And Bridges And Are They Right For Me?

 A dental crown is a custom-designed, tooth-shaped restoration that is fitted over the prepared surface of a damaged tooth to recapture the appearance and function of the tooth.

A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth and is usually attached securely to the existing teeth on either side of the gap. Recent developments in dental techniques and materials ha


ve allowed dentists to provide crown and bridge restorations that are virtually indistinguishable from a person’s natural teeth in both form and function.

7. What Are Dental Implants And What Does The Procedure Involve?

Dental Implants are part of a tooth replacement treatment. They are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. These implants are metal posts or frames usually made of titanium that are surgically placed under your gums. They then fuse to the bone of your jaw and act as roots. Replacement teeth called crowns that are made of porcelain are then attached to the implant. They will fit securely to your gums because they are held in place by bone allowing them to look and function just like natural teeth.

Once the implants are in place, your dentist will typically wait a few months to proceed with crowns – temporary appliances are available for you to wear while you wait.

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