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Pediatric Dentistry

What Does a Pediatric Dentist Do?

A pediatric dentist is like a guardian for your child’s dental health, guiding them through the world of teeth and gums with skill and kindness. They build good dental habits that can last a lifetime.
 
Their role extends beyond treating cavities; they’re trained to address dental developmental stages, prevent disease, and manage unique behavioural needs.
 
They provide comprehensive care including:

Preventive Dental Care

Good eating and dental habits reduce the chance of cavities. Pediatric dentists do checkups, clean teeth, apply sealants and fluoride, help stop thumb-sucking, and teach proper brushing and flossing.

Education

Pediatric dentists teach kids with models, computers, and simple words. They focus on keeping teeth healthy. They also give parents advice on preventing diseases, avoiding injuries, eating well, and taking care of teeth at home.

Evaluation

Pediatric dentists track a child's growth to catch dental issues early. They act quickly to prevent problems from getting worse. Early treatment helps kids feel better about themselves.

Intervention

Sometimes, pediatric dentists discuss early dental treatments with parents. For injuries, bad bites, or teeth grinding, they might use a space maintainer, recommend a night guard, or arrange for repair surgery.

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Why Choose Our Clinic as Your Child's Dentist?

We understand that choosing a dental home for your child is no small decision, and here’s why our clinic stands out:

Tailored Approach

Each child is unique, and so is our care. We craft personalized experiences that cater to individual needs and preferences.

State of the art comfort

From the moment you walk in, our clinic's warm environment and advanced technology ensure comfort and quality care.

Expert Team

Our pediatric dentists are maestros of tiny teeth, with years of specialized training and a passion for pediatric care.

Education and Empowerment

We believe in empowering parents with knowledge, providing you with the tools to continue good oral hygiene at home.

Your Child's First Dental Visit

The first visit is more than a check-up; it’s the start of a journey. Here’s what you can expect:

1

A Warm Welcome

We set the stage for a lifetime of positive dental visits with a friendly and reassuring welcome.
2

A Gentle Introduction

We introduce your child to the dental environment gently, using language they can understand and relate to.
3

Comprehensive Evaluation

This initial appointment includes a thorough examination to assess oral health and development.
4

Guidance for the Road Ahead

Before you leave, we'll equip you with a roadmap for your child's dental care routine, tailored to their specific needs.

Pediatric Dentistry FAQs

Your child should have their first dental visit by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth appears, whichever comes first. This helps in spotting any potential issues early and gets your child used to visiting the dentist.

Just like adults, children should visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings. However, your dentist might suggest more frequent visits if there are specific concerns with your child’s teeth.

Absolutely! We encourage parents to be a part of their child’s dental journey and remain with their child throughout the visit for comfort and reassurance.

Good oral hygiene is key. Teach your child to brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss daily. Limit sugary snacks and drinks, encourage healthy eating, and make sure they visit the dentist regularly.

Absolutely! Baby teeth hold space for adult teeth and help with proper chewing, speaking, and smiling. They also play a crucial role in the development of the jaws and face. Keeping them healthy is vital for your child’s overall health and well-being.

First, rinse the affected area with warm water and check if there’s anything stuck between the teeth. If pain continues, apply a cold compress and call your pediatric dentist for advice. Avoid putting aspirin on the tooth or gums.

Thumb-sucking and pacifiers can be soothing for children, but if these habits continue as the permanent teeth come in, they can cause problems with tooth alignment and proper mouth growth. Your dentist can offer strategies to help wean your child off these habits.

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