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Why a Pediatric Dentist?

Posted on May 15th, 2013 by Dr. Nikoo Daftary

Just like you send your children to a pediatrician for general medical needs, you should consider sending your children to a pediatric dental specialist for dental needs. Those who choose to specialize in dental care for children, an extra two to three years of schooling is required beyond the typical four-year dental training. This additional training provides expanded knowledge regarding how to deal with the unique behavioral needs of kids and how to improve the experience to alleviate fears and anxiety. Here are answers to some of your questions about the importance of childhood dental care, and why Art of Modern Dentistry Pediatrics may be best for your kids.
What problems may exist for my child?
One of the most significant issues for children is caries. This condition is often the result of drinking from a bottle or sipper cup or breastfeeding for too long of a period of time. Children are also likely to develop cavities in between their teeth, which can be difficult to see without the use of x-rays. If left too long, your child may require an extraction or another more intensive treatment.
Approximately 40 percent of children between the ages of two and three experience mild inflammation of the gums. Children who suck their thumb or have other oral-oriented habits may also need to be evaluated. The sooner you take your child for a dental visit, the more problems can be prevented. Healthy teeth allow your child to chew easily and speak clearly.
Why are baby teeth important?
Baby teeth ensure proper chewing and help with eating in general, along with ensuring good speech development. They help with aesthetics too, so your child feels more confident and happier. When baby teeth are healthy, they ensure proper development of the muscles in the face and the jawbone, as well as help position permanent teeth when they grow in. Diseased primary teeth that aren’t treated may lead to problems in your child’s general health as well.
What about preventative care?
Our goal at Art of Modern Dentistry is to prevent tooth decay and other oral issues. This is why we offer the newest sealant products to protect teeth, especially those in the back that are prone to decay. We recommend getting regular cleanings and check-ups every six months to ensure your child maintains his or her healthy teeth.
What about sterilization?
We use the latest sterilization procedures to ensure your child’s health and peace of mind. We thoroughly disinfect the treatment area between each patient visit. All non-disposable tools are cleaned ultrasonically and sterilized via high heat. The staff wears gloves and masks during all procedures.
In order to be certain your child has the safest, most pleasant dental experience, call us today to schedule an appointment or take a tour of our pediatric facility.

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