Most parents know the importance of taking their children to the dentist. But, the alarming thing is that most don’t actively engage in this habit. The reason probably because most do not know where to take their kids; a general dentist or a family one.
Family dentists can handle the dental needs of all people of different ages. But, if you have a child it is important to seek a dentist that is trained to handle kids. A pediatric dentist in Patricia Park is the specialist you need to visit and here are three reasons why:
1. They Are Trained to Handle Children
Pediatric dentistry in Edmonton, AB focuses on handling the dental needs of children from infancy to young adulthood.
After the basic dental education, the pediatric dentists receive specialized training that focuses on children. During this two-year training period, the dentists learn about the behavioral and psychological needs of the children. This enables them to handle the different child personalities and they can keep them calm during the dental procedure.
Furthermore, the dental clinic is kid-friendly, designed to relax the children.
2. The Dentists Are Specialized in Children Dental Changes
Children’s dental needs are different from adults because they get two sets of teeth during their childhood. This means they need specialized treatment in every stage to preserve their teeth. The primary teeth are important to the child’s dental health. That is why the dentist focuses on protecting the teeth creating a smooth transition from the primary to permanent teeth.
3. They Offer Comprehensive Dental Treatment
We offer comprehensive pediatric dental services that are geared to prevent dental problems and also maintain dental health.
The American Dental Association recommends getting regular dental exams and cleaning for both adults and children. Most dental problems develop without obvious signs and by the time they develop symptoms, the condition is well in the advanced stage. The best way to prevent these dental conditions from progressing is to get regular dental checkups.
During the routine checkup, our dentist in North Edmonton will also do a professional deep cleaning to get rid of plaque buildup from the gum line.
Fluoride is a mineral and nature’s cavity fighter. It strengthens the enamel by supporting re-mineralization. This is the process of allowing the enamel to reabsorb calcium and phosphate minerals. When the enamel is strong, it can withstand bacterial attacks and decay. Fluoride treatment is recommended for children from age six, and it involves the use of fluoride varnish. You can get fluoride treatment every three, six, or 12 months depending on your risk level or as advised by the dentist.
Dental sealants are coatings, usually made of plastic, applied to the teeth to protect them from decay and cavities. The dentist can apply the coatings on any tooth, but they are recommended for the back teeth because they tend to trap food particles.
You can also get the glass ionomer sealants, which produce fluoride but are not as effective as the plastic ones.
For children with primary teeth and at risk of developing cavities, the dentist can recommend stainless steel crowns.
It is recommended that you visit the dentist when the first tooth comes out or before the first birthday. This makes it easy for the dentist to examine the jaw and gums for any abnormalities. If a dental problem is detected, the appropriate treatment is started on time.
The dentist will examine the gums and jaw for any problems. Next, he will use a soft cloth to clean the gums off any buildup. This first visit will last for about 30 to 45 minutes, but it is important because it helps the dentist and child establish a rapport.
It is important to make the appointment when the baby is well-rested, fed, and dry to avoid any fussiness.
Visit Kensington Dental Clinic for more information on our pediatric dentistry services in Edmonton.