Is Pediatric Dentistry Important?

Is Pediatric Dentistry Important?

Posted by Aurora Children’s Dentistry on Oct 17 2021, 10:29 PM

Has your child sprouted their first tooth? Or has they turned one year old? This is the time you should start their regular dental care as well as pediatric visits. 

What is Pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry essentially focuses on helping maintain and improve the oral health of children of all ages -infants, young kids, and teens. Though kids lose their primary teeth to pave the way for permanent teeth, proper dental care is still essential for kids as these baby teeth are vital not only for chewing and speaking but also lay the groundwork for permanent teeth.  

Why is Pediatric Dentistry Important?

Pediatric dentistry covers all preventive and restorative dental services for kids that help to prevent any potential dental problems and treat the existing ones. A pediatric dentist knows how to deal with your child, which does need an extra level of attention and care. If you have a child who gets fussy about their dental visits, a pediatric dentist knows how to deal with them and is specifically trained to give them the best dental care in an effective, gentle, and non-threatening manner.

At Aurora Children's Dentistry, we always understand and acknowledge the fact that the experience of a child during their first few dental visits will affect how they respond to dentistry all through their lifetime. A positive dental experience during infancy and childhood can help the kids form a positive attitude towards dentistry and pave the way for happy and regular dental care all through their adult life. On the other hand, a negative or anxious dental visit during one's childhood can be haunting, making one not want to visit their dentist anymore. The pediatric dentists of Aurora Children's Dentistry treat all our patients with added care and compassion, ensuring their comfort to make their dental experiences positive. 

What Does a Pediatric Dentist Do?

A pediatric dentist is always equipped with more knowledge and expertise to deal with dental concerns in children. When you meet our pediatric dentist at Aurora Pediatric Dentistry, we talk with the parents to get to know the child's attitude and feelings towards dental visits and their dental history. In addition, we will work together to help them overcome the anxiety and fear they may have about the dental treatments. 

The services offered by our pediatric dentist include the following:

  • We provide preventive dental care to children, including dental cleanings and fluoride treatments.
  • We give recommendations on a balanced and nutritious diet for children to maintain healthy teeth.
  • We perform oral health examinations and conduct the risk assessment for caries in the kid.
  • We offer treatments for dental injuries and repair tooth cavities.
  • We help in managing and treating gum diseases and other dental conditions like ulcers and pediatric periodontitis.
  • For teenagers, we provide orthodontic devices to straighten teeth and correct improper bites.
  • Our pediatric dentist also provides habit counseling to help children with thumb-sucking habits. 

Benefits of Visiting our Pediatric Dentist at Aurora Children's Dentistry

  • A pediatric dentist can identify and treat early signs of tooth decay and cavities and provide after-care instructions to prevent their reappearance.
  • A pediatric dentist can help ease the pain and discomfort of children during teeth eruption. 
  • A pediatric dentist can identify the presence of any abnormalities in the mouth, like lesions and lumps, and refer treatments accordingly.
  • A pediatric dentist can give recommendations on age-appropriate toothbrushes and toothpaste.
  • A pediatric dentist can take care of the kids' dental health by providing teeth cleaning.

Visit Aurora Children's Dentistry, and our expert pediatric dentist, Dr. Barnes, will help your child have a safe and comfortable dental experience. To schedule an appointment, call us at (907) 336-1234, request an appointment online, or visit us at 3340 Providence Dr Suite #A552, Anchorage, AK 99508.

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