Pedodontics, or pediatric dentistry, refers to dentistry for children. It is important to take care of a child’s first teeth, their primary teeth, because they aid in speech development, allow food to be properly chewed, and maintain space for permanent teeth. It is also important to develop good lifelong dental habits early on.
Comprehensive Oral Evaluation / Digital Radiographs
Our dental facility recommends your mouth be checked twice a year. This is done to pinpoint any recent dental problems in teeth. A comprehensive dental evaluation includes a general checkup. Dental X-rays are used as a diagnostic tool to identify tooth decay, extra growing teeth, any bone defects in the jaw, tumors, cancer cysts and the progress of other previous procedures.
Regular dental cleanings are used to keep the gums healthy and the teeth cavity-free. A dental cleaning consists of eliminating tartar, debris and plaque. After the cleaning, dentists polish the teeth to shine.
Dental sealants are a common solution for cavities. They are manufactured from a good resin material and mostly used on the molars. This material can be placed on the surfaces of molar teeth to avoid cavities. The sealant material fills inside the crevices of a tooth and “seals” off the tooth from cavity-causing products like food and plaque. The infected tooth is positioned for the sealant filling inside and painted outside on the chewing surface to match the color of the other teeth. This process is done only in one visit. It doesn’t take long and may cause a little discomfort.
Fluoride is a natural material that strengthens teeth in every age. Ever wonder why your doctor recommend you a fluoride toothpaste? It makes the teeth strong and prevents decaying of teeth. Many kids are now a victim of black teeth because of sugar candy and so many other things. The dentists use fluoride remedies on our young patients in our office to cure such issues .The fluoride used on teeth is gel or foam and applied gently.
Mouth guards are used to protect your teeth at night. The best mouth guard that you can wear is custom-fitted mouth guards that are recommended by your dentist. Many sports requiretheir athletes to wear a mouth guard. People who wear braces are especially good candidates for mouth guards.
The Importance of Early Dental Care
Your child’s first dental visit is an important milestone.
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