A dentist whose main practice and specialty is on the focus of the oral health of kids and children is known as a Pediatric dentist. Our Children’s dentist is dedicated in providing optimal oral health of children’s teeth, gums and mouth from the early ages of infancy to adolescence.
Our Pediatric dentists are experienced professionals who can evaluate and treat various types of oral health issues through the growing phases of childhood.
On average, children will experience the growth of their first teeth during the first 6 months of age. By the age of 6, children would have lost their first teeth while permanent adult teeth begin to emerge.
Although many individuals may think that it is much more important to maintain good oral health with permanent adult teeth when compared to the primary teeth; poor dental care on primary teeth may result several oral health issues during the child’s first 6 years. Often times, primary teeth may remain in your child’s mouth up to the age of 13. Damaged or cracked baby teeth can actually effect your young ones oral health.
Pediatric dentists at our dental office specialize in the care of your child’s oral health and are able to provide exceptional level of skills and treatment when looking after your child’s oral health. Apart from the patience required when treating children, our Pediatric dentists know specifically how to care for your child’s teeth as well as your child during their visit to our dental office.
When caring for your child’s dental health, it is essential to start at an extremely early age. Generally, we advise dental care from the eruption of the very first baby tooth at 6 months old. At this young age, the parents should make certain they’ve been brushing their infant’s teeth daily in an effort to help your child develop a brushing routine. The sooner you start brushing your child’s teeth, the simpler it is to form a routine.
Your little one’s teeth will develop in 3 distinct stages. Deciduous dentition, which starts from 6 months of age to 6 years of age. At this time your child will develop baby teeth. Mixed dentition phase grows from 6 years to approximately 13 years. At this time, kids possess a combination of permanent and baby teeth. The final phase is referred to as permanent dentition that takes place from the ages of 13 and up.
Prevention starts by cleaning, regular examinations, fluoride application, pits and fissure sealing and hygiene education. By utilizing these prevention techniques, we are able to maintain and promote your child’s oral health, as well as help your child understand the best techniques for dental care.
Making certain the permanent teeth have enough space to erupt and keeping an eye on the right eruption sequence of teeth is very important as this helps eliminate potential problems which may arise in the future.