A child′s first experience with a dentist establishes the child’s relationship with his or her teeth early on. The appearance of milk teeth is the first sign to bring your child to the dentist. Our clinics are equipped to treat the special needs of patients ages 1 to 16, helping you build a solid foundation for your child’s oral health care.
In Pediatric Dentistry, dental procedures for infants, children, & young adults follow the same basic pattern as adult procedures except for the very important difference that each one is carried out with the particular needs of our young patients, their physical as well as psychological needs
Fluoride treatment is one of the best defenses against tooth decay. It makes teeth more resistant to decay, repairs tiny areas of decay before they become big cavities and makes germs inside the mouth less able to cause decay.
Pit and Fissure Sealant
A sealant is a plastic material that is applied to the teeth, hardens, and provides a barrier against plaque and other harmful substances. Sealants can be applied to the 1st and 2nd permanent molars to help protect the grooves and pits of these teeth that can be hard to clean and are prone to developing cavities, and appropriate premolars as soon as possible after they erupt (usually after 6 years of age).
Orthodontics/Braces for Children
Orthodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on the development, prevention, and correction of irregularities of the teeth, bite, and jaws. Orthodontists also have specialized training in facial abnormalities and disorders of the jaw. Your dentist may refer your child to an orthodontist. The American Dental Association recommends that every child have an orthodontic evaluation by 7 years of age. In most cases, the ideal age for braces and other orthodontic treatments is between 10 and 14 years of age. Moving and correcting the alignment of the teeth follows the same process regardless of age.