The IKON Dental Group offers customized cosmetic and preventative dentistry to its patients. Our skilled staff offers quality dentistry services to our patients from Southington. We ensure our patients get straightforward answers to all their questions regarding dental procedures. Dr. Izaz Khan and his team are patient and compassionate about helping their patients. They listen to and understand your concerns and maintain a long-term relationship with you. We also offer a range of pediatric services to provide parents with peace-of-mind when it comes to their child’s oral health. 

Patients prefer consulting Dr. Khan and his team at IKON dental group due to the undivided attention they get throughout their consultation and the subsequent visits. We spend this time to answer every question and review all your options with you before a treatment plan is developed for you.

Pediatric services at Southington

It is important that you care for your child’s teeth from an early age to ensure proper oral development. It is our strong belief that good oral hygiene begins in childhood. That is why we offer the best in pediatric dentistry for our young patients from Southington. Dr. Khan and his team will help you with taking care of your child’s oral hygiene from the moment they get their first teeth.

Oral health in early childhood

Oral hygiene must begin as soon as the first teeth emerge. In the beginning, you can simply use a soft washcloth over your finger to clean them. Dr. Khan will advise you of the right time to begin using a gentle brush.

Oral health for young kids

It is important to teach your kids how to properly brush their teeth. You can show them by example how to avoid the build-up of plaque. For children less than 3 years old, only a grain of rice sized amount of toothpaste is required. Kids who are older can begin using a pea-sized amount. It is important that children brush their teeth twice a day, in the morning and at night. 

Some oral health issues in children

If you do not follow proper oral hygiene and maintenance, children are also at risk of oral health issues. Some of the common problems they face include:

  • Baby bottle decay is common with frequent contact of the teeth with a bottle. You must clean your baby’s teeth post feeding and ensure they are not given anything sugary before bedtime.
  • Some habits like tongue thrusting, thumb or lip sucking can cause alignment issues like an overbite. You must ensure such habits are broken early on.
  • Tooth decay or insufficient jaw space could lead to premature tooth loss. In such a case, it is important that you consult Dr. Khan about a suitable treatment plan.

The first dental examination of your baby should be scheduled at the age of 1 or whenever the first few teeth begin sprouting. This is when Dr. Khan and his team can check for irregularities and guide you on good oral hygiene, correct way of brushing, and give you tips on diet. By the time your child is 7 years old, Dr. Khan recommends that a sealant is applied to their molars to prevent cavities.

About Southington, CT

Southington is a town in the Hartford county of Connecticut. It contains the villages of Marion, Milldale, and Plantsville. The town boasts of several large parks and open land including the Crescent Lake, Southington Dog Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Metacomet Trail, and the Ragged Mountain. There are also numerous houses and districts in Southington that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The most notable is the Jonathan Root House that was built around 1720 and the Capt. Josiah Cowles House that was built around 1750.