Pediatric (Child) Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry, dentistry for children, is a dental specialty that concentrates its attention on infants and children providing preventive and therapeutic oral health care. During the “growth” phase of a child, special approaches are needed to guide the dental growth and development in order to avoid future dental problems.

Our pediatric dentists are specially trained to help you create a bright, healthy smile for your child.

Frequently Asked Questions:

 Q) At what age should my child visit the dentist?

A)Your child’s first visit to the dentist should occur by 12 months of age. This visit will enable the dentist to evaluate your child and introduce you to proper oral hygiene. Diet, fluoride, finger and pacifier habits and tooth eruption will be discussed to insure optimal dental health.

Q)What guidelines will help children remain cavity free?

A)We recommend: Brush with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day. Floss children’s teeth once a day. Visit your pediatric or general dentist regularly. Get enough fluoride through drinking water and other fluoride products and fluoride supplements, if necessary. Have sealants applied to the chewing surfaces of permanent back teeth or molars. . Snack moderately-no more than twice a day.

Tips for helping children develop positive dental habits.

Set a good example . Make good oral health a family effort. Show children that daily brushing and flossing, limited snacking and regular dental checkups are necessary for good oral health. Support your child when they are able to brush and floss on their own- assisting and performing spot checks as needed

Q)How important is a child’s diet in the prevention of cavities?

A)Although a well-balanced diet is important in preventing cavities and to ensure good general health, cavities are not only the result of what children eat but also the frequency of meals. Frequent snacking without brushing leaves food on the teeth longer and increases the likelihood of a cavity developing. Additionally, frequent “sipping” on sugar-drinks (including juice and soda) in a baby bottle, “sippy” cup, or re-sealable bottle can cause widespread dental cavities.

Q) Why spend on the maintenance of milk teeth when they are to be finally replaced by the permanent ones?”

A) Primary teeth have been labeled “milk teeth.” However, the first tooth is usually lost around age 6 and some primary molars must remain in place until 12 or 13 years of age.

Milk teeth are necessary for proper chewing, speech, development of the jaws and esthetics. Care of the primary teeth is important not only for proper function, but also to avoid a number of unpleasant conditions, such as pain, that result from their neglect.

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