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It is said that Smile is a gateway to a person’s heart, and when it’s a child it's divine. At Smiline Dental Hospitals, our mission is to deliver the highest quality care along with unprecedented hospitality while keeping you relaxed and comfortable.

We are committed to delivering the best for you - whether it’s the perfect smile or reconstructing your entire mouth, or helping you achieve total wellness. Our workforce consists of the most successful and esteemed dentists.

About Us

Over the last 20 years, Smiline Dental hospitals have grown in its dental practice in Hyderabad city to a world class cosmetic dental center. Smiline has established itself as a trusted source providing healthier teeth with younger looking smiles over this period.

We have expanded our services and expertise over this period including recent advancements in dentistry into treatment approach and also focused on delivering good dental health care for children (pedodontics and preventive dentistry) with a promise to provide your child with healthier and pretty smiles.

We at Smiline Dental Hospital have a team consisting of 35 doctors.

For a growing child, each stage of development is important and we aim at providing the aptand exact treatment required for the child in each stage. We have a team of trained doctors including

1. Pediatric dentist (dentist who treats only children)

2. Orthodontist (dentist who corrects crooked and crowded teeth with braces)

What is Pediatric Dentistry (Children’s Dentistry)?

It is the specialty that provides both primary and complete oral health care for infants and children till adolescence including those with special health care needs.

Who is a Pediatric Dentist (Dentist who treats only children)?

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. They are specially trained for children’s unique dental health needs. The Pediatric Dentist is a specialist who is dedicated specifically to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have special training to work with a wide variety of dental problems that are common to developing mouths. They are trained and qualified to care for children with special needs, and will work with pediatricians to develop a comprehensive plan that combines oral health with total health care.

1. Initial screening and oral examination

a. Consultation and oral check up

b. Radiographic examination

c. Discussion and devising treatment plan

2. Preventive services

a. Sealant application: Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth usually the back teeth (the premolars and molars) -- to prevent tooth decay. The sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth

b. Fluoride application: Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by slowing the breakdown of tooth

c. Preventive orthodontic appliances

3. Therapeutic services

a. Cleaning of teeth (Scaling)

b. Fillings

c. Pulpotomy: A pulpotomy is the removal of a portion of the pulp (nerve tissue), including the diseased aspect, with the intent of maintaining the vitality of the remaining pulpal tissue by means of a therapeutic dressing.

d. Pulpectomy: A pulpectomy is a dental procedure in which all of the material in the pulp chamber and root canal of a tooth is removed. This procedure is recommended when the pulp has an infection that cannot be resolved. (similar to root canal therapy in adults.)

e. Stainless steel crowns: caps used for baby teeth

f. Serial extractions: Serial extraction is the planned extraction of certain deciduous teeth and specific permanent teeth in an orderly sequence and predetermined pattern to guide the erupting permanent teeth into a more favorable position.

g. Space maintainers: These are clips which help us to maintain the space caused by early and untimely loss of baby teeth before the eruption of permanent teeth in its place.

h. Orthodontic appliances

Note : When child is unco-operative the required treatment for the child can be done under sedation. Treatment options include :

  • Conscious sedation
  • Deep sedation
  • Dental Treatment for Special Children :

    A pediatric dentist is one who deals with all kinds of dental problems for children and are highly trained to manage and treat children, by creating a friendly environment suitable for the child.

    To help a child stay totally healthy, the pediatric dentist often works with pediatricians, other physicians and other dental specialists. All children, whether healthy, chronically ill, disabled, or mentally impaired are served best through this team approach. This specialty is becoming even more important as a result of technical advances in medicine and dentistry and the increased populations of children with chronic diseases and congenital problems.

    They are also trained in management of uncooperative, physically handicapped and mentally challenged children (Special Needs Children) - Going to the dentist can be scary for any child, but especially for a child with special needs.

    First Dental Visit

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advocates that a child’s first dental visit should either be once the first tooth erupts or when the child is 12 months of age. This visit will establish a dental home for your child and we encourage you to return regularly thereafter. Early examination and preventive care will lay the groundwork to maintain your child’s smile and dental health now and into the future. A critical component to this first visit is to begin a comprehensive prevention program. Dental problems may begin early. The primary condition we at Smiline Dental Hospital strive to prevent for your child is Early Childhood Caries. We help our patients avoid this condition by carefully explaining to the parents of our practice what causes it and steps they can take to prevent it for their children. Specific instructions include frequency of breast milk and formula consumption, tips on brushing and flossing their child’s teeth, providing dietary recommendations and many more. Establishing a dental home early in a child’s life better facilitates our ability to prevent this and other dental diseases. Children with healthy teeth chew food easily and smile with confidence. Start your child now on a lifetime of good dental habits

    At the first visit we will present:

    • A home care regimen designed to prevent cavities. Examples include recommendations for brushing, flossing, appropriate diet and many more
    • Information about prevention of Early Childhood Caries, which may be due to detrimental nursing habits or inappropriate use of sippy cups
    • The most recent suggestions about finger, thumb, and pacifier habits:
    • when these become a concern and steps to avoid their unfavorable consequences
    • Suggestions to prevent injuries to the mouth and teeth
    • Information on growth and development

    Importance of Dental Home

    Sometimes the only safe way to provide dental care for infants, children, adolescents, or persons with special health care needs is in the hospital, under general anesthesia, and under the auspices of an anesthesiologist. We often treat patients who present special challenges related to age, behavior, medical status, developmental disabilities, intellectual limitations, or special needs. Fast Facts About Anesthesia and Pediatric Dentistry

    • Your child’s dentist will recommend deep sedation to perform dental treatments only if it is needed.
    • Your child will sleep through the procedure and have no memory of it.
    • When sedation is needed, there are special rules for eating and drinking at home before the procedure.
    • Your child will have some restrictions after the procedure.
    • You should plan to stay at the hospital for most of the day until the sedation has completely worn off and it is safe for your child to go home.

    First Facts

    1. Dental Care for the Baby ONE dental visit when there’s ONE tooth can equal ZERO cavities.: This “well baby check” for the teeth can establish a dental home and helps ensure that parents learn the tools they'll need to help their children remain cavity-free

    2. Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry: New treatments to enhance or restore a child’s smile including tooth coloured fillings, caps for baby teeth, sealant placements.

    3. Diet and Dental Health: It’s not what children eat, but how often, and candy can be OK if children are conscientious.

    4. Fluoride not only helps prevent tooth decay, it cures beginning cavities: Even though the baby teeth have not erupted, infants still need fluoride to help developing teeth grow strong. A pediatric dentist will determine the child’s fluoride needs during the initial consultation. Children older than six months may need a fluoride supplement if their drinking water does not contain the ideal amount of fluoride. Fluoride has been shown to reduce tooth decay by as much as 50 to 70 percent.

    5. Pediatric dentists are different from general dentists.

    6. Dental Care for School-Age Children & Sealants A count down to dental health:- Sealants, The invisible protector and the best-kept secret in the dental office

    7. Dental Care for Special-Needs Children & Adults: Every person can enjoy a healthy smile and benefit from preventive dentistry.

    8. Sports Safety & Dental Emergency: How to keep children off the “injured list.” What to do when a child has had a tooth knocked out.: It's quite shocking when injury occurs and teeth are “luxated” – dislodged, “avulsed” – knocked out or severely fractured exposing the pulp (nerve).

    9. We have also included a section on the treatment of specific injuries to teeth. This area includes root canal or endodontic treatment of injuries affecting the central pulp chamber of teeth, which contains vital living tissue (including the nerve). A review is provided to show how appropriate and timely treatment can provide comfort, healing and restoration of damaged teeth. Importantly, this includes the circumstances of the injury, the age of the injured party and stage of development of the injured tooth or teeth — all of which help determine the long-term outlook and planning for the future.

Designed to help demonstrate the right way to brush and floss. Time spent on brushing your teeth is as critical as how often you brush

Tips for Brushing

  • Many people simply brush for a few seconds, spit, and place the toothbrush back in the cup. It is very important to spend at least 2-3 minutes brushing your teeth. This helps to ensure that the brush doesn't miss hard-to-reach or often neglected surfaces.
  • Use short, circular motions and brush at a 45-degree angle.
  • Brush all surfaces of your teeth, the sides and chewing surfaces, as well as the lower portions near the gum line.
  • Gently brush other areas of your mouth, including your gums, tongue and "roof" of your mouth. These can be prime
  • areas for bacteria to hide.
  • Choose toothbrushes with soft, round-headed bristles to reach the small areas of your mouth.
  • Choose brushes with wide handles. This helps you control the toothbrush better.
  • You should replace your toothbrush every 2-3 months.Replace it - more often if you fall sick.

What Is Flossing

Flossing is a proven method for loosening debris from hard-to-reach surfaces of your teeth and gum lines. Floss is available in different materials and colors, but essentially, it is a very thin cord you hold between fingers of each hand and insert between adjoining teeth. The cord, or floss, helps loosen debris by gently moving it up and down and back and forth between the teeth.

Advantages of Flossing

1.Next to brushing, flossing is a highly effective method for removing plaque on tooth surfaces your brush can't reach very well.

2. Flossing helps increase blood circulation in your gums. Gum stimulation is one of the necessary means of keeping gum tissues healthy; strong gums are the foundation of your teeth.

How Often To Floss

We recommend that you practice flossing once a day. Many people find it convenient to floss at bedtime. moreover, nighttime flossing helps to protect your teeth during sleep, when harmful plaque can do a lot of damage.

Flossing Techniques

One effective way is to break off about a foot of floss. Wrap one end of the floss a few times around the middle finger of each hand. You can use your forefinger and thumbs to maneuver the floss inside your mouth. We advise you to leave plenty of floss in between to allow you easy maneuvering inside the mouth.

Press the floss in between two teeth and gently press downward (or upward if doing an upper set of teeth). Next, glide the floss up and down a few times against the surfaces of both teeth, carefully doing so at and below the gum line as well. Repeat this procedure for each tooth, taking up the slack when floss becomes worn or frayed.

Designed to help demonstrate the right way to brush and floss. Time spent on brushing your teeth is as critical as how often you brush

About Teeth

Teeth begin to develop between the third and sixth months of pregnancy. At birth, even though you can’t see them, your baby already has 20 primary teeth. At age six to eight months, the primary teeth appear; all 20 are in place by age three.There are two sets of teeth throughout your life:

  • Primary or "baby" teeth.
  • Secondary or "permanent" teeth.

Primary Teeth

Primary teeth play a crucial role in your children's dental development.Healthy teeth help your child

  • Allow for clear pronunciation and speech habits.
  • Are vital to the development of jaws
  • Guide the permanent teeth into place when they replace the primary teeth
  • Chew food properly

Advantages of Flossing

Since primary teeth guide the permanent teeth into place, infants with missing primary teeth, or infants who prematurely lose primary teeth, may require a space maintainer, a device used to hold the natural space open. Without a maintainer, the teeth can tilt toward the empty space and cause permanent teeth to come in crooked. Children and adults are equally susceptible to plaque and gum problems-hence the need for regular care and dental checkups.

Baby (Primary) Teeth Chart

LOWER TEETH BREAKS THROUGH FALLS OUT
Central 6-8 months 6-8 years
Lateral 7-9 months 7-8 years
Cuspid 16-18 months 9-12 years
First molar 12-14 months 10-11 years
Second molar 20-24 months 10-11 years

Secondary or Permanenet Teeth

UPPER TEETH BREAKS THROUGH
Central 6-8 months
Lateral 7-9 months
Cuspid 9-12 year
First bicuspid 10-12 years
Second bicuspid 10-12 years
First molar 6-7 years
Second molar 11-13 years
Third molar 17-21 years


Funstation

The early years in a child's development are the best time for a child to learn about oral health and to develop a positive attitude about good dental habits. Fun station at Smiline dental hospitals is aimed for kids to learn about tooth care through fun dental activities. At Smiline, we teach children through enjoyable dental activities how important good hygiene and oral care are for a beautiful smile. Since children learn through play, we stimulate their interest with fun videos.We show them the right way to brush,floss etc through animated videos making it all a very interesting and fun way to learn.We also talk about how to improve their diet for healthy teeth..what foods to eat and what to avoid.For example, Carrots, apples, celery, and other crunchy fruits and vegetables help clean our teeth, milk and milk products help to keep the teeth strong.etc.Overall we make the child's visit to Smiline, a very enjoyable one.



What Is It ?

Kavity Free Kids Drive’ is aimed to motivate kids to take good care of their teeth and live healthier lives. Besides self-oral care, KFK also creates platforms for kids to participate and assist in free dental check- ups for under privileged children and to contribute to an overall cavity-free society. This social initiative is also listed under ‘Gifting Smiles’ initiative.

Who gets to join ?

Children below 18 years of age are eligible for a free-dental check-up at Smiline and if they are not detected with cavities, they can become members.

What are the member benefits ?

Will get a recall every six months for dental check-ups to make sure of their cavity free status.

Will receive regular newsletters on oral health. free status.

Will get a cavity free certificate. free status.

Will get their names listed under the Kavity Free Kids Club page of our website and have a chance to win a lucky draw.

You will be rewarded for :

1. Excellent oral health care.

2. Participating in 'gifting smiles' social-service initiative. free status.

3. Having fun at Smiline – contests, competitions etc. free status.

4. Inviting your friends to join the cavity-free movement.

What to do to maintain your cavity-free status ?

1. Brush teeth twice daily, especially at night without fail.

2. Floss regularly. free status.

3. Eat healthy snacks like fruit and cheese. free status.

4. Avoid chewing candies, juices and soft drinks and be sure to brush or at least gargle.

6. Get half yearly dental check-ups.

What are the member responsibilities ?

1. Members must take good care of their teeth and stay healthy.

2. Members are also requested to contribute by participating in various social service initiatives organized by ‘Gifting Smiles’ foundation.

Weekend Educational Activities :

Parents, do bring your children on a Sturday btween 2pm and 4pm to enjoy some creatively conceptualized dental health education programs conveyed through fun games, animation, interacive learning activities and more! We also have a special Parents Section! Call front desk on 040-42000024.

Gifting Smiles

'Gifting Smiles' is a social initiative by Smiline Dental Hospitals to include Children/ Adolescent patients in various social/ not-for-profit events and workshops. Through 'Gifting Smiles', Smiline endeavours in providing a platform for active participation of well-to-do children and instill a sense of contribution and pride. Smiline has tied up its initiative with many non-governmental-organizations and social organizations that focus on improvement of oral hygiene of under privileged children by direct dental treatments and through educational workshops.

We host programs that reward participants and conduct contests that are specially organized with a clear motive of social service, ensuring that the event held is fun and exciting. Out of many surprising gifts, the contest’s rewards include vouchers from CrossWord Books, Oxford Books, Minerva, Puma and Hyderabad Central. Volunteers will be awarded with a prestigious participatory certificate and will have a chance to take part in organizing games and other events.