Pediatric dentists have training in dentistry for children. They are trained to treat kids, teens, and children with special needs. Pediatric dentists also understand very well how to interact and communicate with children in ways that make them feel comfortable and at ease.
Pediatric dentists are trained to work with kids with special needs. For example, a child that suffers from anxiety may have a hard time visiting the dentist. Instead of simply making the child sit through an appointment, pediatric dentists may know how to work with the child in order to ease the tension and anxiety and create a calm environment.
When should my child see the dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children are taken to a dentist as early as twelve months of age or when the first tooth comes in. The sooner your child gets started seeing the dentist, the sooner he or she can establish a proper oral health routine.
When your child comes in for their first visit to the dentist, we will perform a thorough exam. This exam will include a thorough assessment of your child’s teeth, gums, and jaw. We will also perform an oral cancer screening, as well as any necessary x-rays.
What causes dental problems?
Many times, your child’s dental problems are caused by their brushing and flossing habits. For instance, cavities and gum disease are caused by poor oral hygiene habits. Other dental problems, such as malocclusion, are genetic.
In other cases, your child’s dental problems can be caused by factors unrelated to their oral hygiene. If your child grinds their teeth, they might develop tooth sensitivity or jaw pain. If they lose a tooth in an accident, they might need a dental implant.
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are dental surface applicants that create a barrier between your molars and bacteria. Sealants prevent decay by acting as a shield and minimizing the risk of cavities. Most children ought to get dental sealants applied around the age of 6-12. Adults may also benefit from dental sealants.
Fluoride treatments help to strengthen the teeth and prevent tooth decay. This treatment uses a topical fluoride solution applied to the teeth in either a gel or foam form. Fluoride is a mineral that naturally occurs in water and certain plants. Fluoride treatments are conducted at the dental office under the supervision of our dentist.
To find out more about the dental services offered at All About Dentistry, Dentist in Garland TX call (972) 414-8800 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 1922 Belt Line Rd, Garland, TX 75044.