Pediatric dentistry primarily focuses on children from birth through adolescence. Dentists create a friendly, fun, social atmosphere for visiting children. Dental phobias beginning in childhood often continue into adulthood, so it is of paramount importance that children have positive experiences as early as possible.
Education - Dentists educate children and emphasize the importance of keeping teeth strong and healthy. In addition, they advise parents on disease prevention, trauma prevention, good eating habits, and other aspects of the home hygiene routine.
Monitoring growth – By continuously tracking growth and development, we anticipate dental issues and quickly intervene before they worsen. Also, working towards earlier corrective treatment preserves the child’s self-esteem and fosters a more positive self-image.
Prevention – Helping parents and children establish sound eating and oral care habits reduces the chances of later tooth decay. In addition to providing check ups and dental cleanings, we are also able to apply dental sealants and topical fluoride to young teeth, advise parents on thumb- sucking/pacifier/smoking cessation, and provide good demonstrations of brushing and flossing.
If you have questions or concerns about pediatric dentistry, please contact our office.