Just like adults, children would also require timely examination of their teeth and gums, and in fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children get their first dental appointment at the age of one.
Pediatric dentists or pedodontists have the right kind of qualification to care for your child's dental health. The pedodontist would carefully examine the gums, teeth, and entire oral cavity to assess your child’s oral health. He/she can offer children a wide range of treatment options to improve their oral health.
Your child would get their first baby teeth during the first six months. By the time they are six to seven years of age, they would begin to lose their primary teeth, which would eventually be replaced by a healthy set of permanent or secondary teeth. During this phase, you must bring your child for routine dental checkups so that we can keep track of your child's oral health. Regular exams and cleanings can keep off decay and cavities from the young oral cavity. It's surprising enough to realize that dental caries is 5 times more prevalent amongst children when compared to adults.
What is the kind of pediatric dental care services that we provide?
Every child has unique dental health requirements. This means the pediatric dentist would take different approaches to treat your child’s dental health. Our pediatric dental team provides children with various comprehensive dental care services such as the following:
1. Detailed examination of the oral cavity (performs risk assessment in both mother and child)
2. Routine preventive cleanings
3. Fluoride treatment for strong and lasting enamel
4. Bite assessment to correct any early signs of orthodontic conditions
5. Treatment for cavities or enamel defects
6. Helps manage and treat pediatric periodontal disease
7. Diagnose other health conditions such as early diabetes that may be related to the child's oral health
What does your child's first pediatric dental visit look like?
Your child's first dental visit would generally be a short and sweet one. It gives the dentist and the child to get to know one another. Our friendly dentist would help your child feel comfortable and provide them with an idea of the purpose of their visit to the dentist. During this visit, the dentist would take the opportunity to check your child's oral cavity, the existing set of teeth, and examine the bite, teeth, jaws, and other tissues of the oral cavity. The dentist would gently clean the teeth and provide your child with a fluoride treatment. Necessary brushing and flossing techniques would be clearly explained to the parents. In case the dentist notices a chance of potential dental development problems, details of treatment methods would be explained.
Find out more about pediatric dental services at Village Green Dental Care.