Understanding the Mind of a Child – The mind of a Child s as tender and as lovely as the petals of a full blown rose. Beware how you touch it! Meet it with all the reverence of your being. Use it with gentle respect and fill it with the honey of love, the perfume of faith and the tenderness of tolerance!
Interaction of Dentist with Child patient is 1:2 i.e. the dentist has to interact with both the child and the parent, in comparison to the interaction of the Dentist with the Adult patient is 1:1.
At Belle 32, we have complete knowledge of the understanding of the Mind of the Child. That separates us from the rest of the Dental Clinics. Our main focus is on Behaviour Guidance and Behaviour Management Techniques.
Behaviour Guidance is a continual of interaction involving the dentist and the dental team, patient and the parent directed towards communication and education. The goal is to ease anxiety of children.
Behaviour Guidance and Management Technique
A. Basic Behaviour Guidance
- Tell-Show-Do technique
- Voice control technique
- Positive reinforcement’
- Parenteral absence / presence
- Nitrous oxide inhalation
- Oxygen inhalation
B. Advanced Behaviour Guidance
- Protective stabilisation is the restriction of the movements of the child with or without the child’s permission to decrease the risk of injuries while allowing safe completion of the dental treatment.
- General anaesthesia
Fundamentals of Behaviour Management
- Positive approach
- Instils a positive Team attitude
- Organised treatment planning
Importance of Milk Teeth
- Prevent injurious Oral habits
- Guidance for Eruption of Permanent teeth in stable, functional and aesthetically acceptable occlusion – Occlusal Guidance
- To maintain integrity of the arch form and teeth in the primary dentition
- To achieve a smooth transition from the primary to the permanent dentition
- To identify and remove any abnormality during growth of the face and dentition.
Early or premature removal of Milk teeth causes
- Undesirable tooth movements of milk and/or permanent teeth
- Loss of Arch length
- Delayed Eruption of Permanent teeth
- Increases chances of Malocclusion with crowding, rotations, ectopic eruptions, cross bite, excessive overbite, excessive overjet and unfavourable molar relationship
- Development of Aberrant Habits
- Compromised Dentofacial Development
Do you want your child to be like this?
Tooth decay is most chronic childhood ailment – five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fewer: published in the report of The Surgeon General America in 2002.
- More than 80% of Indian children suffer from Gum diseases. Improper teeth brushing, eating excessive sticky carbohydrates in diet, absence of night teeth brushing, malocclusion of milk teeth, malnutrition and xerostomia are responsible for gum diseases in children.
- Children with proclined teeth have low self-esteem, low self-confidence.
- Children with bad dentition may avoid smiling and may tend to speak less, thus impairing their vocabulary, public speaking skills and develop poor leadership qualities.
- Fear in children develops stammering and low self-esteem.
Did you know this?
- Today, in India, 38% to 40% is child population of which 80% suffer from Dental issues which are often neglected by parents as they are Milk Teeth. Indian child’s oral health remains the worst.
- Pit-n-fissure Sealants prevents the development of tooth decay.
- Overprotective and Dominant Maternal Attitude results in Submissive, Anxious and Shy Child Attitude.
- Overindulgent Maternal Attitude results in Aggressive, Demanding child with Display of Temper.
- Under Affectionate Maternal Attitude results in usually Well Behaved child who may not be able to Co-operate and make cry easily.
- Rejecting Maternal Attitude results in Aggressive, Dis-obedient and Over-active Child Attitude.
- Authoritarian Maternal Attitude results in Evasive and Dawdling Child Attitude.