A pediatric dentist focuses on the oral needs of young children and teenagers. They have the qualifications and expertise to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.
Toddlers begin to get their baby teeth during the first six months of life. They start to lose their primary teeth when they are six or seven years of age, which are finally replaced by a secondary set of permanent teeth. If the children are not given proper dental care in their earlier years, they could face possible oral decay and disease well into their adult life. Dental problems can cause a lifetime of pain and complications.
All children and teenagers, including those with physical or mental disabilities, should be given proper dental care throughout childhood. Oral care should begin when a child gets their first tooth and continues regularly throughout their growing up years.
Regular pediatric dental care provides the best way to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health conditions. Pediatric dental care, in general, includes routine dental cleaning and exam once every six months or as recommended by your pediatric dentist. The amount of dental care your child needs depends on their exact dental problems, such as the quantity of plaque and calculus buildup, decay rate, and vulnerability to gum disease.
Pediatric dentists offer complete oral health care services that include the following:
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