What is a Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.
Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. By age 6 or 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which eventually are replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Today, early childhood dental caries—an infectious disease—is 5 times more common in children than asthma.
TYPES OF TREATMENT
Routine cleanings and examinations
One of the best ways to prevent tooth decay and gum disease is diligent homecare—twice-a-day brushing, flossing, and a healthy diet—supplemented by professional dental exams and cleanings every six months.
Dental sealants save food from being stuck in pits and grooves that can be hard to reach with a toothbrush. This “invisible protector” seals out cavity-causing bacteria and is a standout among the best approaches to prevent tooth decay and set up kids for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Fillings and crowns for kids
If your child has tooth decay, there is uplifting news. The present choices for fillings and crowns are more comfortable and appealing than ever. We, at Teeth & Braces, determine the best option based on your child’s age and condition.
If your infant is missing baby teeth or loses one prematurely, he or she will need a space maintainer. This device keeps the space open so lasting teeth won’t tilt toward the unfilled space and come in crooked.
Visit Ideal Dental Care for affordable & painless treatment options.