It is never too late to get your child into a routine pediatric care regimen.
What is Pediatric Care?
Pediatric care involves providing dental treatment to a child or teenager. Children should first visit the dentist when you begin to notice their first baby teeth beginning to come in. With routine care, we can help study the development of their teeth as well as spot signs of decay before it is allowed to get worse. Preventative care involves other procedures, like sealants and fluoride treatments, that keep the teeth protected and strong. It is just as important for parents to help with their children’s dental care at home so that their teeth stay healthy between appointments.
Why does your child need Pediatric Care?
Pediatric dental care is geared to kids and provides them with the treatment they need to maintain a healthy smile. Children are more prone to developing cavities than adults because of the types of foods they eat and their hygiene habits. We provide preventative procedures specific to kids, like dental sealants and fluoride treatments. We can provide parents as well as children with tips on how to take better care of their teeth at home. Pediatric care may involve extractions, fillings and other restorative procedures as needed. It’s important to bring your child into the office twice a year for routine cleanings and examinations.
What makes your child a good candidate for Pediatric Care?
Every child is a good candidate for routine pediatric care. A healthy smile can only happen with good dental hygiene and routine professional care. While it’s absolutely crucial that you help your child take care of their teeth at home, exams and professional cleanings are necessary in checking for problems before they’re allowed to get worse as well as to remove hardened plaque and tartar that can build up on the teeth between appointments. It is never too late to get your child into a routine pediatric care regimen. While it’s recommended that you bring your child in as soon as you notice their teeth coming in, many patients don’t start seeing us until they are two or three years old. The key is to start dental care for your child as soon as possible to promote a healthier, fuller smile.
What can you expect during a typical appointment for Pediatric Care?
A routine pediatric appointment involves a cleaning and examination. Older children may need x-rays taken to check for signs of decay as well as underlying tooth development. The cleaning is performed by a licensed hygienist who works to remove hardened plaque from all surfaces of the teeth. The teeth are then polished to a high shine and flossed. You’ll be given tips on how to better care for your child’s teeth at home. Dr. Bassiri will then come in and perform the exam, where the doctor will check for signs of decay, development and other intraoral-related problems. Most pediatric appointments take less than an hour to complete and are comfortable and non-frightening to your child. Other procedures can be done as part of your child’s dental health, such as fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings and extractions. Orthodontic treatment may be recommended if your child is beginning to have issues with overcrowding or tooth misalignment.
If your child needs pediatric dental care, we are here to answer any questions you have as well as help in scheduling a convenient appointment for you to bring them in