Pedodontics is a dental speciality that focuses on the dental development of infants and children. It constitutes observation, detection, and treatment of oral health issues.
When Should Infants Start Seeing Pedodontics?
Infants need to begin dental examination 6 months from the appearance of the first milk tooth. After this age, infants need to adopt routine visits.
How Often Should Children Visit The Dentists
Children should routinely visit the dentist before any issues emerge. Another thing to note is that it’s important to space the visits within a 6 month time gap. If the child has a higher propensity for dental disease, then visiting period should be every 3 months.
It’s always better to adopt a preventive approach.
How We Ease Feat At Dentakay
At Dentakay, our pediatric dentist are well versed in easing the setting. Most children fear dentists, for this reason we usually make the first examination about interaction and breaking boundaries.
In extreme cases our dentists like to play a little with the child or crack jokes. Delivering treatment is also done professionally but playfully.
What Preventive Treatments Should Parents Consider?
1- Dental Vaccines
Dental vaccine or fissure sealant is a treatment that has many benefits for children. It prevents cavities which is the number dental problem for children.
The treatment uses a protective fluid filler that covers the creases and folds of the molars. This material is resistant to decay and helps protect the teeth of children from decaying.
2- Fluorine Application
Flourine application is a treatment that thickens the enamel using fluorine. This helps teeth resist decaying. It isn’t a painful procedure and the fluorine is applied to the teeth using a special spoon.
With controlled doses, the treatment is safe and has no side effects.