About Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence.
Pediatric dentists provide comprehensive oral health care that includes infant oral health exams, preventive dental care including cleaning and fluoride treatments, as well as nutrition and diet recommendations.
Pediatric dentistry is important for caring for your child’s teeth at a young age. When your child learns to take care of their teeth as a kid, they will continue to do so as an adult. This can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease in the future. Dentists teach parents and kids the importance of creating good habits to last a lifetime and specialize in working with kids and special needs kids..
The pediatric dentists offer services regarding infant oral health , preventive dental care, nutrition and diet recommendation , diagnoses and treatment of oral diseases, monitor growth and development of all teeth jaws, treatment of dental malocclusion and interceptive orthodontics treatment.
Pediatric dentists use a variety of tools to work on kids and convince them that dental visits are not scary, like positive reinforcement, or distraction techniques, nitrous oxide or even general anesthesia for very small non cooperative children.
In addition, with the help of your pediatric dentist , teaching good dental habits to young children can help them avoid painful dental problems and the need for more extensive dental work later in life.
By taking care of their teeth from an early age, children can avoid cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems that can cause pain and discomfort.