Pediatric Dentist in Manassas - Building Oral Hygiene right from the start

Pediatric Dentist in Manassas - Building Oral Hygiene right from the start

Posted by Stonewall Dental Associates on Mar 18 2021, 11:41 AM

Teeth begin to grow in children in their very first 6 months of life. Around the age of 6 to 7 years, their first set of teeth called milk teeth, start to fall out - making room for the permanent teeth to grow. Besides the fact that it is crucial to take care of one’s dental health - be it an adult or a child, children have a higher tendency to binge on sweet treats that are a major cause of dental caries. Thus, professional dental care is of utmost importance during the early years.

Who is a Pediatric Dentist?

Much like general medicine, dentistry also has fields of specialization, such as pediatrics. A general dentist is one who completes his or her education from an accredited institution and receives the license to practice adult patients. Upon receiving 2 additional years of training in dentistry for infants, children, and teenagers, he or she will be equipped to address the special needs of kids and teens.

What treatments do Pediatric Dentists offer?

The treatments offered by pediatrics include:

  • Oral exams, including risk assessment for caries
  • Cavity removal and damage control
  • Preventive dental care treatments such as cleaning and fluoride treatments
  • Care for knocked-out, displaced, or fractured teeth
  • Nutrition and diet recommendations for healthy teeth
  • Habit counseling (for habits such as thumb sucking)
  • Early assessment and early treatment for teeth straightening with the help of orthodontics
  • Treatment for gum diseases and conditions like ulcers, mucoceles, short frenulae, and pediatric periodontal disease
  • Diagnosis of oral conditions linked to serious diseases such as diabetes, asthma, hay fever, congenital heart defect, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

Children have mood swings, may have dental phobia, or may not be comfortable being treated by strangers. Pediatrics are trained to treat teeth and know how to make children feel comfortable in a dental setting and treat them, causing them no phobia. They go above and beyond to offer a positive experience so children would want to come back for their next dental appointment.

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