Everything You Need to Know About Pediatric Dentistry

Everything You Need to Know About Pediatric Dentistry

Posted by Stonewall Dental Associates on Aug 2 2021, 11:59 AM

Your child’s oral health is essential for their overall wellbeing. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 20% of children between 5 and 11 years have dental caries. While dealing with cavities can be uncomfortable, visiting a dentist will certainly help minimize the pain. That’s where Pediatric Dentistry comes in.

Dr. Mai Zamakchari and Dr. Sana Nasir at Stonewall Dental Associates in Manassas, Virginia, specialize in pediatric dentistry and have a strong track record of treating dozens of children. Let’s take a look at what the field is all about from their perspective.

Pediatric Dentistry: What Is It?

Pediatric dentistry is a field of dentistry that aims to address oral health concerns in children between their infancy and teen years. Typically, the first teeth grow when an infant is just six months old, while the first fall comes when they are 5 or 6 years. Taking care of their oral health during these crucial periods can prevent future complications.

What Are the Treatments Offered in Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry offers a host of treatments for children of all ages. Let’s take a look at them:

  • Dental health exams for infants.
  • Preventative care procedures like fluoride treatment, nutrition and diet recommendation, and cleaning.
  • Bite issues assessment and teeth straightening.
  • Fix cavities and tooth defects.
  • Spot early signs of health conditions like Attention Deficit Disorder, hyperactivity disorder, heart defect, and diabetes.

Things to Know About a Pediatric Dentist

Here are a few things you should know about a pediatric dentist.

  • They Have Specialized Training: 

In addition to spending four years in dental school, pediatric dentists also take up two years of residency programs to gain expertise in treating children.

  • They Are Good With Children

Having a technical understanding isn’t just enough for a pediatric dentist. They are often highly imaginative and help kids break out of their shells during dental visits.

  • They Are Members of AAPD

Every pediatric dentist is a member of the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry.

Set up an appointment with Dr. Zamakchari and Dr. Nasir at Stone Dental Associates in Manassas, VA, to take care of your kids’ dental health. Call us at (703) 368-1000 or visit our office at 8719 Stonewall Rd, Manassas, VA 20110 for a consultation now.

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