Why a Pediatric Dentist?

Just like you send your children to a pediatrician for general medical needs, you should consider sending your children to a pediatric dental specialist for dental needs. Pediatric dentists have additional two to three years of training on top of the usual four-year dental school. They have unique knowledge about dealing with behavioral aspects of children and how to make their experience as pleasant as possible. Here are answers to some of your questions about the importance of childhood dental care, and why Art of Modern Dentistry Pediatrics may be best for your kids.

What dental problems could my child have?

One concern is caries, a condition resulting from staying on the bottle, breastfeeding or sippee cup too long. Cavities between the teeth are also very common and hard to see without an x-ray. If caught late, these require more extensive treatment or possible tooth removal.

About 40% of children ages two to three years old have at least mild inflammation of gum tissues. Thumb sucking and other oral habits your child may have should also be checked. The earlier the visit, the better the chances of preventing problems. Healthy teeth allow your child to chew easily and speak clearly.

Why are baby teeth important?

They help with proper chewing and eating, help in speech development and add to an attractive appearance, resulting in a happier child. Healthy primary teeth allow normal development of the jawbones and muscles and guide the permanent teeth into place when growing in. Diseased primary teeth that aren't treated may lead to problems in your child's general health as well.

What about preventative care?

Our goal at Art of Modern Dentistry is to prevent tooth decay and other oral issues. We use the latest in sealant technology to protect the teeth, especially those in the back that are prone to decay. Regular cleanings and check-ups are recommended every six months to ensure your child maintains his or her healthy teeth.

What about sterilization?

We use state-of-the-art sterilization procedures to ensure your child's health and peace of mind. We thoroughly disinfect the treatment area between each patient visit, and ultrasonically clean and heat sterilize all non-disposable instruments. Staff wears gloves and masks during all procedures.

In order to be certain your child has the safest, most pleasant dental experience, call us today to schedule an appointment or take a tour of our pediatric facility.

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