Pediatric Dentistry is a part of dentistry that is concerning with children under 14 years of age (from birth up to adolescence). The growth of milk teeth begins even before the birth of an infant and child teeth start to appear between 6-8 months of age. A few babies get their teeth early and some of them get late. Typically, the primary baby teeth appear are the lower front teeth.
Children generally have front side upper tooth protruded and are damaged if a child has a habit of sucking on their thumb if they have the nervous habit of tongue thrusting against their teeth. Also, they may develop an underbite because of respiratory or other problems that cause them to breathe through their mouth.
Children lose their milk teeth by the age of 6 – 7 years which are supplanted by permanent teeth. Both primary and secondary sets of teeth are to be taken good care by the parents/guardians. The parent’s role in taking care of their kid’s teeth is highly important and great oral practices should start at home. Absence of sufficient oral care in children would bring about tooth decay. Researches show that youth dental caries that is an infectious tooth disease is common in children when compared with asthma.
We provide advanced treatments to enhance or restore your child’s smile. Apart from technical expertise, another key aspect of pediatric dentistry is making children feel comfortable and less anxious. We are also specialized in minimally invasive dentistry (MID) for kids, which is an emerging trend in pediatric dentistry to treat tooth decay. Natural enamel and dentin are the best dental materials and therefore MID procedures focus on preserving them. These helps in maintaining the structure, health and healthy look of your child’s teeth.
What is the ideal age for a child to visit a dental specialist?
The ideal time to visit a pediatric dental specialist is once every 6 months. Preventive medication has always stressed on well-checks for kids. We at Smile Dental and Implant Centre assess every single child thoroughly and ensure the kid doesn’t have any cavities. Also, regular fluoride varnish application and sealant administration minimizes the chance of dental cavities in future. No drills, no frightening instruments.
Who Is Pedodontist/Pediatric Dentist?
Pedodontist or Pediatric dentist is a qualified dental specialist to deal with kids. He is well trained to examine the oral health of kids and treat all the peculiarities pertaining to teeth from infancy up to adolescence. He undergoes extensive training in the postgraduate program of 3 years and has the qualification to deal with child’s gums, teeth and mouth all through the different stages of childhood.