At Pediatric Dentistry, we provide dental care for infants. We recommend bringing your child in for their first dental checkup within six months of the eruption of their first tooth. During this first visit, we will offer oral health information, conduct visual exams, and, if necessary, take X-rays of your child’s teeth.
Listed below are the benefits of visiting pediatric dentistry
Your child’s teeth and mouth are still developing, so it’s important to take the right steps to provide optimal care and prevent dental problems. A pediatric dentist has additional training in treating children and infants.
Pediatric dentists can recommend preventive treatments based on your child’s age. For example, a pediatric dentist may recommend dental sealants for your child, which can help protect teeth against cavities.
The dental exam process includes visual examinations, X-rays, professional teeth cleaning and a review of your child’s oral hygiene routine. It is important for the overall health of your child. These exams allow your pediatric dentist to monitor your smile and the growth and development of your child’s teeth.
One of the most important benefits of visiting a pediatric dentist is that the dentist and their team provide regular professional teeth cleanings for your child. While parents can clean their children’s teeth at home, a professional dental cleaning provides a deeper and more thorough clean. Children also tend to have more plaque on their teeth than adults, so it’s important to schedule regular cleanings for your child.
Professional teeth cleanings:
- Will remove bacteria from the teeth
- Will remove some of the plaque you can’t see
- Will remove tartar buildup on teeth
- Will remove the hard, calcified substance on teeth
- Will polish the teeth
- Will remove any excess plaque from teeth
- Will polish the teeth
Developing healthy smiles begins in infancy. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends parents schedule their child’s first visit by the age of seven. This may seem young, but early dental care is essential for preventing complex orthodontic issues down the road.
Our dentists at Rand Center for Dentistry in Flanders, NJ, provide the best sedation dentistry solutions and the best dental care for children. To learn more and schedule an appointment, call (973) 370-8917.