Dentistry For Kids
At Sparkle Dental, the oral health of kids has priority focus. Healthy little teeth are a prerequisite for healthy adult teeth. Our pediatric dentists sometimes referred to as pedodontists, are well trained to meet your child's dental needs. We have rooms designed to make your child feel comfortable and at ease. We also provide a child-friendly environment where children can amuse themselves with games while they wait for their turn with the teeth doctor. Our child dental health specialist is friendly and allows you to be close to your child while in the dental chair.
Why Your Child Is Better in The Hands of Our Pediatric Dentist
Pediatric dentistry is a specialization beyond general dental practice. Our pediatric dentist has extra years of training in child oral health and is well adept with managing infant and child behavior inside the dentist room. Besides, our pedodontist is a board-certified professional of pediatric dentistry.
As a child dentistry specialist, our pediatrician teeth doctor has expert knowledge of the biological processes of teeth development in the first years of life till the early teen years. The knowledge and skills allow us to ensure that your child's primary teeth and gum are healthy. This guarantees that the permanent teeth can grow in a healthy mouth.
What to Expect from Our Pediatric Dentist?
We carry out initial dental exams as a preventive measure. Your child should make their first dental checkup no later than six months after the appearance of their first tooth. During this visit, we examine your child's teeth for signs of dental caries. Cavities are common among children because of the consumption of sweat and starch-rich foods. Tooth decay may also be triggered by unhealthy feeding habits as with baby bottle cavities.
As with adults, we recommend that your child undergoes professional dental cleaning every six months. Dental cleaning rids your child's teeth of plaque and tartar. Children are not yet experts in brushing and flossing, which puts them at greater risk of accumulating calculus around their teeth. Accumulated plaque is a favorable climate for bacterial breeding and, consequently, the occurrence of infections.
Our pediatric dentist will propose teeth alignment if your child has uneven and crooked teeth. This also applies to overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Unaligned teeth can only be corrected by professional treatment and might require your child to wear braces for several months.
Should we notice symptoms of underlying dental issues, our pedodontist will take x-rays to diagnose your child's dental issue with more precision and prescribe an appropriate treatment plan. If the situation calls for it, we will remove your child's tooth and replace it with an artificial one. This happens when the tooth root is extremely damaged. Replacing the damaged tooth prevents the adjacent teeth from shifting and taking up space for the adult tooth.
Above all, our specialized child dentist has excellent skills for calming your child prior to and during the dental exam, cleaning or any other procedure. You will notice the exceptional capacity of our pedodontist to interact with children and reassure them during the dental checkup. Ensure your child has healthy teeth by visiting Sparkle Dental. You may opt to call us at (617) 430-6404 to schedule your child's dental checkup.