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The importance of a children’s dentist

Good oral health is one of the important factors affecting children’s overall heath. Parents must promote healthy habits about dental care from the time the child is born. Children must be introduced with a toothbrush by the age of three and regular dentist visits must be scheduled.

What is pediatric dentistry?

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A pediatric dentist is a doctor with his area of expertise as dental medicine. Children’s dentist’s have their specialties in dental health of infants, toddlers as well as adolescents. Unlike regular dentists, these dentists have a firm grasp over the difference in mouth structure as well as dental needs of adults and children. They specialize in dealing with the problems that children face and make them feel comfortable. They also specialize in child psychology and know the tactics to make the child happy in a strange and unknown environment in the dental clinic. In addition, children’s dentist’s also serves as an educational resource for the parents. Contact Dimayuga Dental Lynnwood kid’s dentist to make an appointment.

What are issues associated with children’s teeth?

Infants develop their first tooth usually between 5 to 8 months of age. By the age of 3, a child has almost all of their first set of teeth. It is recommended that parents must schedule their child’s first visit with the pediatric dentist within 6 months of the development of teeth, or by the age of one and a half years.

Parents must clean the gums of an infant regularly. If they notice spots or stains on baby bottle, they must visit a dentist earlier. A children’s dentist addresses a lot of issues. Apart from cleaning teeth and repairing cavities, they can cure issues like baby bottle dental decay at the right time. These specialized dentists provide counselling and advice to parents whose children have developed habits like thumb sucking as well as directions for pacifier use. They provide right guidelines for baby nutrition and dental hygiene. They teach the children about caring for their precious pearls, using a toothbrush, and flossing which develops good dental habits for life. They also treat injuries like chipped teeth and perform fluoride treatments. In teenagers, a pediatric dentist provides services for setting and removing braces, root canals and dentures. Children must visit a pediatric dentist twice every year. Parents can contact our office to sign for a visit with our children’s dentist. Regular visits to a children’s dentist is a key to maintaining good dental health for life.

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