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What you need to know about dentistry for children

Posted on 12/19/2022 by Neil Starr DDS PC
What you need to know about dentistry for childrenPediatric dentistry relates to children's dental health from their infant years to their teen period. Pediatric dentists are specifically trained to deal with and maintain oral conditions affecting infants and children. When babies start weaning, the teeth start developing, fall off at the age of seven, and are replaced by permanent teeth. Permanent teeth need proper dental care as they last a lifetime.

Treatments provided by pediatric

Pediatric dentists are widely trained to provide children with a whole portfolio of dental services and care. They carry out oral examinations to assess the risk for dental conditions, for example, cavities in children. Through oral examinations, the dentists recommend preventive measures, for example, cleaning, fluoride treatments, and diet recommendations. Periodontists also help correct habits in children that cause dental problems through counseling. Habits like sleeping with a bottle could cause serious dental problems in children.

Periodontists also help repair tooth defects and cavities, and other dental conditions children face. They diagnose oral conditions, management of gum diseases, and medical conditions like mucoceles. Periodontists also help treat injuries and trauma to the oral cavity.

How to take care of children's oral health

Teaching children the importance of dental hygiene sets them up for a lifelong of good quality life. Leading them by example, by letting them watch your dental routines influence them to mimic the same behavior. Choosing their toothpaste flavor toothbrush, reading them dental books and videos, and rewarding them for good oral health helps encourage good oral behavior.

Fluoride treatment helps reduce cavities and helps strengthen and harden the tooth enamel. Fluoride treatments involve the varnishing and application of fluoride on tooth surfaces. Brushing and flossing, using a soft and long-handled toothbrush at least twice a day helps prevent dental problems. They should also brush using a small amount of fluoridated toothpaste. Lastly, the child should be provided with a well-balanced and nutrition-dense diet. Vitamins and nutrients help strengthen the dental cavity and help foster perfect health generally.

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