Pediatric dentistry is an area of dentistry that specializes in treating the oral healthcare needs of children. Dentists can provide regular checkups, cleanings and fluoride treatments, and overall oral treatment and care for children’s teeth. Dentists also commonly apply sealants to children’s teeth to prevent cavities.
A pediatric dentist provides overall oral care for children, including treatment for:
- Stainless Steel Crowns
- Space Maintainers
- Root Canal
Dental appointments for children are important not only to evaluate tooth and gum health, but to educate them on preventing dental problems throughout their lives. A child should have her or his first dental exam about six months after the first tooth erupts from the gums, and should visit a dentist every six months thereafter, beginning the dental-maintenance process that will help to ensure good oral health throughout the child’s life.