Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is one of several officially recognized specialty areas in dentistry. As a specialty, it requires the completion of extra training beyond a dental degree with training in pediatric dentistry including time in the pediatric dentistry clinic, and many general dentists feel quite comfortable treating children.

By early nurturing of proper good oral hygiene and exposing to dental check-up and procedures in your small child, you can help them adopt those practices into adult life and illuminate the fear of dental procedures.

A child's first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable. Children are not born with a natural fear of the dentist, but they can fear the unknown. We very much enjoyed treating children. We challenge taking responsibility and figuring out how to get their cooperation. The principles of treating baby teeth are very similar to the principles of treating adult teeth. There are some unique procedures that are done on baby teeth, such as pulpotomies. Our dentistry team makes a special effort to use pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe each treatment. We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives. The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel.

Your child deserves the best dental care possible. Our team are caring pediatric dentist, we openly help your child feel comfortable in every visit and prepare them for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Pediatric Dental Treatments
There are many dental treatments that can keep tooth decay at bay in children, such as:

  • Dental Sealants: To prevent cavities from forming, the pediatric dentist will apply a plastic coating that seals the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the molars. Such crevices are breeding grounds for bacteria.

  • Topical Fluoride: Fluoride helps the teeth become harder and more resistant to decay. Yes, your child probably gets some fluoride from your drinking water or in toothpaste, but a child dentist can provide a higher concentration for the best protection.

  • Root Canal Treatment: Root canals may be necessary in kids, too, and can save teeth from premature and malocclusion that may lead to orthodontic treatment.
  • Bonding: Sometimes chips and minor fractures occur to the front teeth and must be fixed with tooth-colored bonding materials made from durable resins. Orthodontia: Around the age of seven, a child may experience malocclusions that require orthodontic treatment to ensure proper tooth positioning and jaw growth. This early intervention may prevent the child from having to go through full orthodontic treatment later.

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Adopting Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

As your child's teeth erupt, be sure to examine them every two weeks, looking for lines and discoloration that may be caused by decay. Remember that sugary foods and liquids can attack a new tooth, so take care that your child brushes after feeding or eating. We recommend brushing four times a day for optimal oral hygiene: after breakfast, after lunch, after dinner, and at bedtime.

Brushing can be fun, and your child should brush as soon as the first tooth arrives. When a baby's tooth erupts, parents should brush the tooth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. For children younger than two, fluoride toothpaste is less advice. We suggest reviewing proper tooth brushing procedures with your child.

Flossing is also a part of good oral hygiene habits, and your doctor will discuss with you the right time to start flossing. If you notice signs of decay, contact your dentist immediately.

Preventing Tooth Decay with Regular Check-ups

Tooth decay is caused by sugars left in your mouth that turn into an acid, which can break down your teeth. Children are at high risk for tooth decay for a simple reason: many children and adolescents do not practice regular, good oral hygiene habits. Proper brushing and flossing routines combined with regular dental visits help keep tooth decay away.

Your child should visit the dentist every six months for regular dental cleanings and check-ups. We recommend fluoride treatments twice a year along with cleanings to keep teeth their strongest. Tooth sealants are also recommended because they "seal" the deep grooves in your child's teeth, preventing decay from forming in these hard-to-reach areas. Sealants last for several years, but will be monitored at your child's regular check-ups

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