Pediatric dentists promote the dental health of children as well as serve as educational resources for parents
Visit a pediatric dentist when the first tooth erupts, or no later than 12 months of age, to establish a comprehensive oral health prevention program for your child.
The ideal age for starting pediatric orthodontics is from three to twelve years of age and involve problems of missing teeth, extra teeth, & crowded teeth.
There are a number of reasons that your child’s dentist might recommend a tooth extraction. Some dental patients suffer from tooth decay; others need to remove teeth hindering orthodontic treatment.
A very common type of dental restoration is a filling. These can be used on the primary, milk teeth and the permanent teeth of the children. There are a number of reasons that may deem a filling necessary for your child including tooth decay, tooth damage from trauma, incorrect dental development, root canal procedures or if the tooth has undergone a significant change in colour.
When children are going through their formative years, it is beneficial for them to go out and explore the outdoors to discover new things. This may cause them to lose a tooth or two early on. Another cause of tooth loss amongst children is tooth decay. In either case, it is beneficial to have space maintainers to support your child’s dental health.
A space maintainer is a dental application that ensures new teeth emerge properly in place. Designed to either be wearable or cemented in place, it makes space for baby teeth to come out in the right position. Allowing proper spacing helps with the healthy development of the teeth, jaw bones, and muscles, reducing the likelihood of orthodontic treatment later on in life.
However, not all children require space maintainers. If you want to know if your child needs one, feel free to consult one of our dental specialists today.