Pediatric Dentistry

The dental setup of children is very different from that of adults. Hence, their requirements also differ significantly which must be taken into account when dealing with kids and minors. Usually, going to the pediatric dentist for a check up or a visit can cause anxiety in children; we all know how daunting it can be to visit the dentist as an adult; as a child with not much understanding of dental care, the fear can be even more overwhelming. Therefore, it is important that the pediatric dentist knows how to deal with minors, how to allay their fears and explain any misconceptions about oral health, and in general must make the young patient feel comfortable and at ease.

When they are about two and a half years of age, it is recommended that they visit a pediatric dentist, for this is the time when they start to learn and pick up the valuable lessons about the human body, denture and health, even though they may not know it! In a pediatric dentists office, any problems in these baby teeth including tooth decay, malformation and other dental health problems can be identified and resolved immediately.

Children have baby teeth before they shift to the permanent teeth. These baby teeth are also prone to tooth decay and all kinds of dental issues. This period lasting three to six months is important, as this is the time in which kids begin to develop their milk teeth. Ideally they should learn about caries, methods for caries detection and prevention, the proper way to brush teeth, and how to maintain all round dental health and well being.

A pediatric dentist is the person who attends to childrens dental health problems. A pediatric specialist would have undergone formal training from an academy of pediatric dentistry and knows the special care that needs to be undertaken while attending to children and their medical issues. Dealing with children follows a different set of rules than when dealing with adolescents or adults, and a good pediatric dentist will know how to relate to the children, and get his message across in a fun and educational way.