What Is Children Dentistry?
Children or pediatric dentistry is a special type of dentistry that emphasises on the different needs of your children’s oral health and well-being. That includes a focus on teeth growth and development, child dental behaviour, management and treatment of any dental issues. The speciality covers infants and teenagers of up to around 16 years.
Why Do You Need Children Dentistry?
Primary teeth or baby teeth are essential in the preparation and formation of the permanent teeth. Yet, both sets of teeth (baby and permanent) can influence your child’s appearance, confidence, speech development, as well as the ability to chew properly. As such, your child may need to see a pediatric dentist for the following reasons:
- To maintain clean and lovely teeth
- Continuous care and monitoring allows for healthy teeth growth and development
- To prevent tooth decay or dental caries
- For early dental issue detection and intervention
- For aesthetic dentistry that will restore or improve your child’s smile
- For extractions that are necessary for primary teeth removal or orthodontic purpose
- As soon as the permanent teeth start emerging, the physician will align them correctly by slenderizing the primary ones
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The Children Dentistry Life Cycle
Experts recommend that every child should have their first dental visit not later than the first birthday and every six months after that. Besides safeguarding your child’s oral health, regular visits help children to familiarise and get comfortable in the dental ambience to ease treatment. Here is what you can expect from the pediatric dentist visit:
If necessary, the dentist will clean your child’s teeth gently by polishing them and removing plaque build-up or stains. Then, s/he will perform a tender but comprehensive examination of the teeth, bite, jaw, gums, and oral tissues. The analysis is crucial in monitoring growth & development and effects of pacifier usage and thumb sucking on your baby’s teeth. The assessment also allows the dentist to diagnose problems such as a cavity, gum diseases, ulcers, and gingivitis early.
After diagnosing any dental problem, the dentist will recommend ways to intervene before it worsens. The dentist may take preventive measures such as the use of fluoride or sealants to prevent tooth decay. S/he may incorporate restorative dentistry such as fillings and crowns or aesthetic dentistry including braces, bite correction, or extraction to fix your child’s dental issues.
Through demonstrations, the dentist will teach you and your children the techniques of proper brushing and flossing, which you can practice at home. S/he will also enlighten you about proper nutrition, teething, and developmental milestones.
Why Choose Us?
With a board-certified and experienced pediatric dentist, Mississauga Smiles Dentistry offers a comprehensive oral healthcare for your children. We understand that our patients expect to be treated with care, kindness, and compassion, and that’s what you can expect each time you visit our office. Our schedule timing is very flexible, and we can help you process your insurance claims in due time. Besides, we usually have attractive offers, just inquire with the office.
If you have questions or concerns about pediatric dentistry, please contact our office.