Dentistry for Kids
Here at Kevin Nail, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we have a special unit that is dedicated to dentistry for kids. Our pediatric dentistry unit is one of our pride and joys, given the amazing work that it does. Dentistry for kids is not just about working on kids’ teeth, but also about creating a connection with them and making them comfortable. We place a lot of emphasis on proper pediatric dental care because it counts for a lot in the way a child’s dental structures develop.
Pediatric dentistry involves a myriad of procedures. The procedures are either preventive, corrective, or restorative. Either way, the aim is to ensure that the kid has dental structures that function properly, and has a bright smile. It is recommended that you take your child for a dental checkup within the first two years of their life. Below are some of the common procedures in pediatric dentistry.
Early Orthodontic Care
Early orthodontic care involves monitoring the development of the child’s bite and jaw as well as routine dental examinations. Early Orthodontic care is very important if you want your kid to develop the perfect smile. You should take the initiative to get your child’s oral development monitored early enough. This helps to identify possible dental challenges such as crooked teeth, crowded teeth, misaligned teeth, and bite problems early enough. At an early stage, it is quite easy to rectify such problems. Early orthodontic care will ensure all the teeth grow in the right places, and avoid extensive treatment procedures in the future.
Dental cleaning is just as essential to your kid as it is for you. Once your kid has teeth in their mouth, you need to ensure the teeth every six months. The last thing you want is your kid to develop cavities, and have to go through the agony of the treatments that follow. Dental cleaning for kids is quite similar to that of adults, although the equipment used has to be gentler. It involves removing any plaque deposits that might be on the kid’s teeth.
Dental Caries Treatment
If you let your guard down on ensuring you kid stays with clean teeth at all times, they will most likely develop dental caries. Dental caries is the kids’ version of tooth decay. The bacteria that thrive in the mouth usually react with sugar deposits left in the mouth after your kid has taken sugary drinks and foods. This causes decay that slowly eats away your kid’s teeth and ends up causing damages to the gums if left untreated.
Dental caries can lead to irreversible damage if they are not treated early enough. Our pediatric dentists use tooth-colored fillings to treat dental caries. A stainless steel crown might be needed, as well. In worst-case scenarios, the tooth is extracted.
Call Kevin Nail, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at (346) 250-3575 today to find out more about our pediatric dentistry services. As mentioned earlier, our pediatric dentistry unit is more just about the teeth. It is about building confidence in your child, by helping them develop a beautiful smile.