You might have some questions for us before you bring your children into our office. Dr. Adriana Salles and Dr. Mitch Vodrey want to help educate you on our pediatric dental services. If you have any further questions, feel free to give us a call today.
What is a Children’s Pediatric Dentist?
A Pediatric Dentist is a specialist dedicated to children’s oral health and the monitoring of children’s facial growth and development. Topsmiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic’s office is designed for treating children from infancy through adolescence, as well as medically and physically challenged children.
What is the Difference Between a Pediatric Dentist and a Family (or General) Dentist?
A pediatric children’s dentist is a dental specialist trained in dental care for children and teenagers. Pediatric dentists have two or three years of specialty training past dental school and they limit their practice to children only. A pediatric dentist in the pediatrician of dentistry. They are the primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children. A family dentist will treat patient of all ages.
Tips for Helping Develop Positive Children’s Dental Habits
Why Are Baby Teeth So Important; Don’t They Just Fall Out Anyways?
Baby teeth serve the important function of eating, speech, and children’s self-image. These teeth not only help form the developing jaws, but they also save a space for the adult teeth that are developing under the gums, so that a normal bite occurs. The last baby tooth falls out at about 12 or 13 years of age. A decayed baby tooth can become so badly decayed that it can do damage to the permanent tooth. If a primary tooth is lost prematurely, the back teeth may move forward into the empty space in your children’s mouth and block out the un-erupted permanent tooth creating an impaction and an orthodontic problem.
When Should Your Start Taking Kids to See a Children’s Dentist?
Ideally, your child should be seen six months after the eruption of the first baby tooth. This is the perfect time for an initial “get acquainted” visit, and a good time for any parent’s questions to be answered. It is also an excellent time for Dr. Adriana Salles and Dr. Mitch Vodrey to educate the parents about how to bring up a child with healthy teeth. Trust takes time, and the important thing is that the child has a positive experience at the dentist.
When Does My Child Start to Develop/Lose Their Baby/Permanent Teeth?
7 Ways to Protect Your Children’s Teeth
Protecting your child’s teeth from an early age is the best way to minimize tooth- and mouth-related problems as your child grows. Use this seven-step plan to develop an oral hygiene strategy that works for you and your child:
We care about your child’s dental health 12 months of the year. To maintain proper oral hygiene, we want to keep you informed and provide useful information. We hope you find these articles informative and helpful, and we look forward to seeing you at your child’s next appointment. We care about your child’s dental health 12 months.
Good Health Begins at Birth
Your child’s first visit is free! We believe in making your child’s dental health a priority from birth. We recommend you begin brushing their teeth as soon as their first tooth erupts. To learn more about what you can do to start your child on the road to good dental health, download our guide here.