Pediatric dentistry is a specialization of dentistry that focuses on children's dental health. At Caspian Dental Center, our pediatric dentist has completed additional training, above and beyond that of a traditional dentist, to learn how to care for a child’s developing teeth, gums, and mouth. Pediatric dentists have experience in helping children with dental anxiety, special needs, and other dental health issues.
When Should My Child Consult a Dentist for the First Time?
We recommend that your child have their first appointment around age one. This appointment includes a thorough examination by one of our pediatric dental specialists. At this time, we will also take X-rays to get a complete picture of your child’s oral health.
Benefits of Pediatric Dentistry
Early Detection of Problems
A pediatric dentist is trained to spot issues before they become serious. Often, parents can detect possible issues, but they do not know the severity of the problem. Experienced dentists know what to look for and how to identify problems.
Children who experience dental anxiety often develop a deep fear of the dentist. This fear can extend beyond childhood and into adulthood. Unfortunately, this fear can lead to missed dental appointments. When a child suffers from tooth decay, this can also affect their self-confidence and self-esteem.
Many parents don’t realize how important pediatric dentistry is for their children. The earlier a child visits the dentist, the less likely they are to develop dental anxiety. However, if you missed this critical window of time, you can and should still bring your child to the dentist for an evaluation. This can help you determine if any dental problems are present and what steps need to be taken.
No Bad Dental Memories
Pediatric dentistry is geared specifically towards children. This means that there are special tools and procedures used to help children feel relaxed and safe. For example, the dental exam room can be decorated with murals and bright colors. The dentist’s office can also be designed to have a playful theme.
Our pediatric dentist can provide your child with safe and effective oral care that can help prevent cavities and tooth decay. Not only does this help your child maintain an attractive, confident smile, but it can help them develop healthy habits that will allow them to enjoy a lifetime of good dental health.
When children go to the dentist at a young age, they get used to the routine. This means they will be more likely to keep their teeth clean. Maintaining good oral health habits is an important part of having strong, healthy teeth.
No Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Decay can occur in baby teeth, but this type of decay generally will not affect your child’s permanent teeth. Decay in baby teeth can be caused by prolonged exposure to sugary liquids, such as fruit juices, formula, breast milk, or milk.
Pediatric dentists are trained to manage a child’s behavior, as well as their knowledge and use of sedation. They are trained to address a child’s dental needs while building trust and self-esteem. Children can grow up without fear of dental work, which will allow them to maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout their lifetime.
To schedule an appointment for the best dental treatment for your children, visit Caspian Dental Center at 410 Park Grove Dr Katy, TX 77450 or contact (832)-501-9392.