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Pediatric dentistry is a field of dentistry dedicated to the care of children’s teeth and gums. A child’s first teeth begin to develop in the womb, but they won’t emerge until the child is around six months old.
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Pediatric dentists are specially trained to work with children and their developing mouths. They use child-sized instruments in an environment that is welcoming to even the youngest patients.
By the time they are about seven years old, your child will have probably begun to lose their baby or “milk” teeth. One by one, each milk tooth falls out, allowing a permanent, adult tooth to take its place.
How to care for your child’s teeth
Although your child’s milk teeth are temporary, it’s important to instill proper oral hygiene habits at an early age and get your child used to attending regular check-ups with a dentist from the moment their first milk teeth begin to erupt.
Milk teeth are still vulnerable to tooth decay, and poor oral hygiene can lead to serious dental issues.
Teach your child how to brush and floss properly and get them into the habit of cleaning their teeth and gums twice a day. Make sure the toothpaste they are using contains fluoride, a tooth-strengthening mineral that can help to strengthen teeth and prevent the formation of cavities.
Limit your child’s consumption of sugary or acidic snacks and beverages like soda and candy. These food items are highly damaging to tooth enamel and are one of the primary causes of cavities.
Other benefits of pediatric dental care
Aside from making sure your child’s teeth and gums are healthy, it’s also important that they attend regular check-ups to identify any orthodontic issues as early as possible. These problems can include overcrowding or a misalignment of the teeth or jaw.
It’s far easier to treat orthodontic problems while the jaw is still developing. Orthodontic treatments such as braces are most effective between the ages of seven and 13.
Let our team at Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS help you achieve the perfect smile! Call us today at 248-600-4521 to schedule an appointment.
Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentists
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
2nd Saturday of month 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
32931 Middlebelt Rd. Suite #608
Farmington Hills, MI 48334