Pediatric Dentistry refers to the specialization and treatment of dental problems in infants, children, and teenagers. Pediatric dentists have the necessary experience to deal with individuals’ teeth, gums, and mouth throughout all stages of childhood. With that said, it’s never too early to start looking for a dentist that best fits your child. Not to worry, at Hi-Tech Family Dentistry, we’re committed to helping children feel at ease during their dental appointments and providing them with the care and skills they need to maintain good oral health today and into adulthood.
At Hi-Tech Family Dentistry, our mission is to make you and your family visit a pleasant experience. Children can enjoy our entertainment center in the lobby so that their visit is much easier too! They even get to choose a toy from our “Toy Treasure Box” after each visit. It is essential for us that every kid feels as comfortable as possible before and during their treatments so that they leave with a smile, willing to come back for a regular cleaning or a follow up.
Visiting the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings when your child is young will help preserve the primary teeth until they are naturally ready to fall out and be replaced by the permanent teeth. During each appointment, we will review proper oral hygiene techniques to ensure your child’s smile is getting the care it needs between visits to our office.
If your child is at risk of tooth decay, develops a cavity, or is experiencing misalignment issues, your dentist may also recommend treatments such as dental fillings or orthodontics.
Generally, you should bring your child to the dentist within six months of them receiving their first baby tooth. As they begin to develop more teeth over time you should set an appointment for them before they turn one. From this point, children can visit a Pediatric Dentist until the age of 18, when they are considered a legal adult. At this point, they should start looking for an adult dentist who can help them get the extended care they will need moving forward.
At a young age children under the age of 5 years old should be going to the dentist every 3-6 months on average. This is to ensure their teeth are growing in without any issues. Once your child reaches the age of 5 years old they should begin seeing a dentist once a year.
Many people are scared that x-rays can be detrimental to a child’s health and safety. With that said, x-rays are only taken when completely necessary and they are completely safe for everyone, including children.
Like other aspects of life, it’s important to maintain proper hygiene. With children, we must teach them these important life skills so they can care for themselves. In saying this, there are a collection of bad habits that should be prevented to avoid dental problems in the future. This includes sucking thumbs or excessive use of a pacifier can create many issues for a child’s oral health and overall teeth development.
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