Why pediatric dentist?
Your children are not just small adults. They of course have different set of teeth than adults, they also have different dental need since the baby teeth are weaker in general and more prone to have decay due to frequent eating or feeding habits. Children may also have specific behavioral need that are unique to each one of them.
Pediatric dentist, who specialized in providing dental care for infants, children and adolescents, have been trained through extra years of school focusing on taking care of their specific needs including preventive care, restorative care and making sure their growth and development are on track.
As pediatric dentist, we believe in early prevention of oral disease. We would like to prevent cavities, rather than just to fix them. Through individual risk assessment for developing tooth decay, we can recommend the preventative means that suit each child based on his/her risk level. Those can include proper oral hygiene care at home, eating habits that will not likely to cause decay, proper use of fluoride products and supplement, or pit and fissure sealants that help protect chewing surface of the teeth.
Our goal is to make a healthy smile that last for a life time. By start taking good care of your kids’ teeth early, they can have beautiful and healthy smile. They can chew properly and speak clearly. Primary teeth also help in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow nicely when they are ready to erupt. In general, primary teeth are nice and strong, most likely permanent teeth would be the same.
So, having life long healthy smile is surely possible,
with helps from
Children dental services;
Preventive dental services
- Caries risk assessment
- Oral hygiene care instruction
- Diet counseling for oral health
- Fluoride treatment
- Pit and fissure sealant
- Athletic mouth guard for swimmers or injury prevention
Restorative dental services
- Traditional stainless steel crowns
- Anterior esthetic crowns
Growth and development
- some minor bite problems should be corrected in childhood, for example, crossbite , crowded teeth or misaligned jaw. However severe malocclusion need to be treated by an orthodontist.
Age one for dental visit
Our team of pediatric dentists , along with the Thai Society of Pediatric Dentistry recommend the first dental visit at around age one or no later than 6 months after the first tooth erupts.
Even though, tooth decay is mostly preventable, There still are a lot of toddlers who are suffered from early childhood decays and required extensive treatment. That’s why we should put effort into trying to prevent cavities, rather than just to fix them. Children would be enjoyed coming to the dentists for check up visits a lot more rather than coming to have a cavity fixed.